On Tuesday, Reuters reported that the Islamic State released a statement through its spokesman, Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer, mocking President Donald Trump and calling him an “idiot.”
“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, you are bankrupt and the signs of your demise are evident to every eye,” al-Muhajer said, as reported by Reuters.
“There is no more evidence than [that] you being run by an idiot who does not know what Syria or Iraq or Islam is,” he continued.
Until now, ISIS has refrained from making any official statements about Trump’s Presidency since he took office.
“Die of spite America, die of spite, a nation where both young and old are racing to die in the name of God will not be defeated,” al-Muhajer added.
Reuters said the statement was released on the messaging network Telegram.
The statements from al-Muhajer come after a pro-ISIS group released a hit-list of people it wants “wiped off the face of the Earth.”
In the video, the group says : “We have a message to the people of the US and most importantly your President Trump.”
“Know that we continue to wage war against you,” the message continues. “Know that your counter attacks only make us stronger. The UCC will start a new step in this war against you. So expect us soon Insha Allah!”
The group says the list contains over 8,000 names.
“We will release as list with over 8,000 names, addresses and email addresses of those who fight against us. Kill them wherever you find them.”