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President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, following a meeting with his National Security Council, to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Florida and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (Susan Walsh/AP)
President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, following a meeting with his National Security Council, to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Florida and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (Susan Walsh/AP)
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President Barack Obama at a speech at the treasury department addressed concerns about terrorism, the Orlando shooting and calls by Republicans to use the term "radical Islam."

Obama said anti-Muslim rhetoric from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is "not the America we want."

Obama is arguing that treating Muslim-Americans differently won't make the U.S. safer. He said it will make the country less safe by fueling the notion among followers of the Islamic State group that the West hates Muslims.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses Obama's comments with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.

The Associated Press contributed reporting to this article.

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Scott Horsley, White House correspondent for NPR. He tweets @HorsleyScott.

This segment aired on June 14, 2016.

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