During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump vowed to destroy the Islamic State (ISIS) and other terrorist groups in the Middle East, and do so not long after he got into office. After two months of Trump in the White House, not much has changed on the ground in the Middle East, and ISIS is laughing at the president.

ISIS on Trump

While it's typical for a Republican running for president to talk tough on issues dealing with defense and the military, Donald Trump took his commitment to another level. Promising to deliver a "foolproof" and "absolute" plan to take the oil from ISIS in Iraq, Trump vowed that he would be able to do what other leaders before him were unable to do, and eliminate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.

Trump's defiance increased as the election drew close, but has since been dialed down since he got into the White House. As reported by Reuters, and later The Hill, on April 4, ISIS has sent a message to the new commander in chief.

"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," ISIS spokesman Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer said, before referring to the United States as "bankrupt" and predicting the country's "demise." Not stopping there, ISIS then directed their message to Donald Trump.

"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," the statement continued in reference to Donald Trump. "Die of spite America, die of spit," al-Muhajer said, before concluding that the Islamic State will defend their God who they claim can not be defeated.

Trump's trouble

As of press time, neither Donald Trump nor the White House have responded to the remarks made on behalf of the Islamic State. While recent reports have indicated that ISIS is losing ground in both Iraq and Syria, their influence has spread into the West, as lone-wolf attackers have taken the message of radical Islam to enact religious jihad on their targets in the United States and in various countries in Europe.

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