Nick Givas on October 31, 2017
Former President Barack Obama tweeted about Tuesday’s New York City terror attack, and noticeably left out a major point concerning the nature of the incident.
Obama made no mention of the word “terror” or “terrorist” and simply referred to Tuesday’s events as “today’s attack.”
Michelle and I are thinking of the victims of today's attack in NYC and everyone who keeps us safe. New Yorkers are as tough as they come.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 1, 2017
The suspect in the attack, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, is an Uzbek national staying in the U.S. on a green card, and was heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” after running over a row of bikers with a truck in lower Manhattan.
The FBI has taken over the investigation and deemed the incident terror related. President Donald Trump was a frequent critic of Obama for not calling out “radical Islamic extremism,” and has made it a central issue of his administration.
When will President Obama issue the words RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM? He can't say it, and unless he will, the problem will not be solved!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2015
After being wounded, Saipov was taken into custody and then transported to a nearby hospital to be treated.