Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips (left) asked Harvard University students recently if President Donald Trump's rhetoric was a bitter threat to the U.S. than ISIS. (Image source: YouTube screen cap)
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Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips went to Harvard University recently, where he asked a handful of students which is the greatest "threat" to the United States: President Donald Trump's rhetoric or the Islamic State terrorist group. Their answers were disturbing.
The majority of students shown in the video recently posted by the conservative outlet said that they believe the president's rhetoric is a greater "threat" or "risk" to the country than the world's most dangerous terror network.
"In your opinion, would you say that Donald Trump's rhetoric or ISIS is a bigger threat to more Americans?" Phillips asked one student.
The student paused for a moment. Then responded by saying that he thinks that "probably" Trump's rhetoric is a bigger threat.
Others on the Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus were asked the same question, albeit with slightly different language.
"Would you believe that more Americans are at risk because of President Trump's rhetoric and policies than ISIS?" Phillips asked another student.
"I think probably more his policies. Mainly, because I think terrorism is really not that big of a deal," the student replied.
The third student in the video responded to the question by saying he'll have to see how everything plays out, but added that he thinks Americans are "more at risk because of his presidency."
A fourth student provided a slightly more nuanced answer:
Do I think ISIS is going to cause a threat to me living my everyday life? Not really. Do I think that the rhetoric Donald Trump is using and kind of empowering these folks who have been hidden in a corner for a long time with hateful views? Do I think that that's more of a threat than ISIS? Yes, for sure.
The student later referred to the current commander in chief as "a**hole in chief," adding that Trump "doesn't really care about the American people."
Two students, though, didn't give a definitive answer to Phillips' question.
"That's a tough question," one woman responded, "especially because a lot of Trump's policies are still in the works."
And one man credited the United States' "military prowess" for making ISIS "not be as big of a threat."
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