In the wake of the San Bernardino tragedy President Obama addressed the nation and vowed to overcome this new phase of terror threat in this country.
President Obama declared:
“I know that after so much war, many Americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure,” he said, speaking from a lectern in his West Wing office. “The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it.”
The President’s speech comes after 14 people were killed and 21 injured in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California while coming together for a holiday party. Obama said that while there was no evidence the shooters were directed by a terror network overseas or part of a broader plot, “the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization.”
“This was an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people,” he said in the 13-minute address.
Watch full speech below: