GOP Candidates, Media React To President Obama’s “No Strategy” Address

News pundits and Republican presidential candidates aren't impressed by President Obama's Oval Office address focusing on terrorism.

President Obama speaks about counter-terrorism during an address

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered just his third Oval Office address of his presidency Monday, using the speech to address increasing concerns over Islamic radical terrorism in a nationally televised speech — which, according to some, was another failed attempt at reassuring the nervous nation.

“The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it,” Obama said on Sunday night. “We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us.”

The speech came four days after the tragic mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, left 14 people dead. The president called it an “act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people” and pledged to “hunt down terrorist plotters.”

However, since he did not announce any major changes to his plans to fight ISIS  or any important shift in the strategy at all  conservative politicians and local experts were quick to weigh in and give their own two cents on the matter.

2016 presidential candidates, who are competing to replace Obama at the White House, also took to Twitter to oppose the president’s message and to frame their own viewpoints. Donald Trump waited all of 90 seconds from the speech's end to respond. 

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