President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the “No, we’re not going to go back to that,” but he did say he would consider “a way to address the situation” if the threat is credible.
The President told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that the threat has “changed” since he took office.
“We’re going to take a look at that,” Trump said.
“I don’t want to be doing that.
But if it’s a real threat, we will look at it.
But we’re going back to the drawing board.”
Trump said there were “a lot of things” that could be done, but he said the administration is “not going to be going back” to a “no, this isn’t a terrorist act.”
“No terror attacks are taking place in the United States,” Trump added.
“It’s not happening.”
Trump also said that the president has “a great relationship” with his homeland security adviser, Michael Flynn, and the two men are “working together very well.”
“The two of them have been working very well together,” Trump told Hannity.
“The president has been a very good friend of Mike Flynn.
The two of us have been very good friends for many years.
I know that the FBI is looking into it.
And I’ve spoken to the president about it, and I’ve given him my best, and he’s taken the right steps, as he always does.
But there are a lot of different things that could happen.”
Trump added that Flynn has been “in my thoughts and prayers.”
“We’ll see how it goes,” he said.
On Tuesday, Trump was asked if the administration had been asked to consider any additional measures.
“No,” he replied.
“There’s been no other request from the president, from anyone.”
Trump’s remarks on the threat came after he tweeted about the “biggest threat” to the country since World War II, calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United State until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
He also said the threats come “as no surprise.”
“They have been the biggest threat in our country for a long time, the biggest since World Wars I and II, and it’s gotten worse every single day,” Trump tweeted Tuesday.
“My message to our brothers and sisters around the world is the same as it was during the election.
The world is watching, but we’re doing better than they are.”