The Wall Street Journal suggests that Obama may be handing Donald Trump “his strongest argument.”
Mr. Obama’s refusal to acknowledge the real nature of the Islamist threat creates an opening for Mr. Trump’s immigration ban. It suggests to Americans that the President is so hostage to political correctness that he might not be doing all he can to combat the threat. When terrorists inspired by Islamic State keep slaughtering Americans at Christmas parties and nightclubs, they lose confidence in Mr. Obama’s ability to keep them safe.
Mr. Obama is so desperate to stop Mr. Trump that he seems ready to campaign as Hillary Clinton ’s running mate. But perhaps Mrs. Clinton should tell him that by rejecting terms like “radical Islam,” the President is handing Mr. Trump his strongest argument.