On Sunday Dec. 6, at 8 p.m EST, President Barack Obama addressed the public for the third time since his inauguration in 2008. It lasted roughly 13 minutes and was watched by 48 million Americans nation-wide.
For the majority of the speech, Obama focused on the issues of ISIL, urging fellow citizens to not turn away from one another as these events continue to unfold.
He also voiced his concerns and the actions that he hoped to put in place to put a stop to the shootings that our country have been experiencing in recent months. In response to these attacks, Obama described them as “acts of terrorism,” and urged Congress to finally wage war with the terrorist group.
“Our success won’t depend on tough talk, or abandoning our values or giving into fear. That’s what groups like ISIL are hoping for,” Obama said.
However, Obama’s attempts to quell the nation haven’t done much. The notorious Donald Trump went to Twitter as the live broadcast continued on: “We need a new President- FAST!”
In recent months, the national opinion concerning Obama’s dealing with the war against terror have become worse. According to a CNN News poll, 60% of the nation actually voted negatively, which has risen from 51% in May. And 68% of Americans feel that America’s response to the recent attacks has not been sufficient enough.
“We will prevail by being strong and smart, resilient and relentless. And by drawing upon every aspect of American power,” Obama stated to the nation on Sunday night, in hopes to quell the masses as this country tries to heal from the attack held last week.