President Barack Obama sparred with CNN host Jake Tapper in a tense exchange over Obama's refusal to use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism."
During a CNN town-hall event focusing on the US military, Gold Star mother Tina Houchins asked Obama why he won't use the term.
Some critics, including Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, have argued that Obama's insistence on not using the term to refer to terror attacks committed in the name of groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda shows that he isn't well-equipped to fight terrorism.
"The truth of the matter is that this is an issue that has been sort of manufactured, because there is no doubt, and I've said repeatedly that where we see terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or ISIL, they have perverted and distorted and tried to claim the mantle of Islam for an excuse, for basically barbarism and death," Obama said.
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