President Obama pushed back against criticism of how he’s handled terrorism during his tenure by arguing “there isn’t a president who’s taken more terrorists off the field than me.”
In an interview aired this morning on Fox, host Chris Wallace asked Obama about a recent interview with The Atlantic in which the writer notes that the president frequently reminds his staff “terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do.”
“I don’t think we make too big of a deal of the terror threat. My number one job is to protect the American people. My number one priority right now is defeating ISIL. My number one priority throughout my presidency has been going after terrorist networks that would attempt to do harm to Americans inside or outside of America,” Obama responded.