Cruz: If We Don’t Act Fearful, the Terrorists Win

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Cruz: ‘Must be scared’

SALT LAKE CITY—Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said the Islamic terrorists who killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds in Brussels earlier this week will walk away the victors if the United States doesn’t react with hysterics.

“How can the United States make clear it’s the strongest nation on earth if we don’t get hysterical and overreact with bans on Muslims and threaten the carpet bombing of Muslims in Syria and elsewhere?” Cruz said here.

Cruz was critical of President Obama for not changing his schedule to react with hysterics in the wake of the bombing. Obama is in Cuba on a long-planned trip as part of the two countries’ effort to normalize their relations with one another.

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“Where was the President after the bombing?” Cruz asked. “He was attending a baseball game in Havana. Isn’t that nice for him? People are dying in the streets of Brussels because of Islamic terrorism and our president isn’t playing any role in generating bigger headlines for them. What we need is a commander-in-chief who will put the terrorists on par with America by giving them the global media coverage they need for their legitimacy. Everyone knows terrorism only works if it generates headlines and gets people to overreact. If our President doesn’t play into their hands, how can he be given responsibility as our commander-in-chief? He can’t, and it just shows how much more credibility and legitimacy I will give to the terrorists when I am sworn into the Oval Office in January.”

Cruz also took a shot at Republican presidential nomination frontrunner Donald Trump for not reacting with as much hysterics as he has. “Trump likes to think of himself as the King of Tweets, but I can say my tweets were far more hysterical than his were,” he said. “If we’re going to elevate the terrorists by giving them as much attention as we can, we have to be able to do it in 146 characters or fewer. I’ve made it clear I can do that. Can The Donald? I’m not seeing it, and neither are the terrorists. We need a president who knows how to express fear and lay out a plan for overreacting in as few words as possible. There should be no doubt I can do that.”

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