A new Daily Caller video contrasts the policies and responses of former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump to terrorism, and Obama does not come out smelling like a rose.
The video opens with Obama saying, “We do not have a strategy,” and goes on to say that “ISIL is not Islamic” and that the United States doesn’t pay ransom for hostages.
However, it notes that the U.S. did release $400 million in frozen Iranian assets right around the time when four hostages were released by Iran, insinuating a connection between the two actions that Trump later talks about in a speech.
It was an “extremely bad precedent,” Trump said.
Trump’s decisive strike against Qasem Soleimani was then shown after a clip of Obama admitting that he had been unable to “decapitate” ISIL in a similar way.
See the full video here.