ISIS calls President Trump "an idiot who does not know what Syria or Iraq or Islam is"

In first comments since Trump took office, the terror network said the U.S. has "drowned and there is no savior"


Rachel Leah
April 5, 2017 2:05AM (UTC)

ISIS has spoken.

In the terror group's first official statement directed towards President Donald Trump, the Islamic State's spokesmen Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer said the United States is "being run by an idiot."

In a recording released Tuesday on the messaging network Telegram, al-Muhajer continued: "America you have drowned and there is no savior, and you have become prey for the soldiers of the caliphate in every part of the earth, you are bankrupt and the signs of your demise are evident to every eye."

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The statement arrives just a day after Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner traveled to Iraq to evaluate the ongoing battle with the Islamic State. "The trip comes at a critical time as Trump examines ways to accelerate a U.S.-led coalition campaign that U.S. and Iraqi officials say has so far been largely successful in uprooting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria," Reuters reported.

But according to ISIS, since Trump is an idiot and doesn't even know geography, they're not too worried.

"There is no more evidence than the fact that you are being run by an idiot who does not know what Syria or Iraq or Islam is," al-Muhajer said of the United States.

Trump is likely already drafting tweets in response, so stay tuned.


Rachel Leah

Rachel Leah is a culture writer for Salon. You can follow her on Twitter: @rachelkleah.

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