The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself. When they say they don’t care about their lives, you have to take out their families.
– President Donald J. Trump, December, 2015, advocating the slaughter of women and children
Now Donald Trump is taking is action. Somebody said the other day on another network when trump gave his speech to the joint session, this is the moment when he becomes president. I think that the moment when someone becomes President of the United States is the moment when they first use American military might. Whether they like him or don’t like him, that’s the moment where you stand back and say, okay, he’s the president of the United States.
– Bloomberg Politics Editor, writer, and pundit, John Heilemann, April 7, 2017, on Morning Joe
I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS—a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians, and men, women, and children of all faiths and beliefs. We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet.
– President Donald J. Trump, February 28, 2017, after campaigning on a super secret plan to defeat ISIS in 30 days
I said I don’t want to really tell you, but I realized I had to because I’m getting killed by these people [in the media] who say “Trump doesn’t have a plan for ISIS!”
I said no, I have a plan but I don’t want to tell ISIS what it is, because I’m going to win…
People are thinking like I don’t have a plan, I hate doing it. So I was on one of the shows, and I said:
ISIS is making a tremendous amount of money because of the oil that they took away, they have some in Syria, they have some in Iraq, I would bomb the shit out of them.
I would just bomb those suckers, and that’s right, I’d blow up the pipes, I’d blow up the refineries, I’d blow up ever single inch, there would be nothing left.
And you know what, you’ll get Exxon to come in there, and in two months, you ever see these guys? How good they are, the great oil companies, they’ll rebuild it brand new… And I’ll take the oil.
– President Donald J. Trump, November, 2015
Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.
– President Donald J. Trump, referring to nuclear proliferation, December, 2016