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Deputy national security advisor for strategic communications Ben Rhodes told a Muslim audience Wednesday night that one of the things he was most proud of was the fact that under the Obama administration "people never have used language that suggests that America is at war with Islam."

"One of the things that I'll leave this job proudest of, is that for eight years people never have used language that suggests that America is at war with Islam," Rhodes told a Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) gala in Washington.

"When people ask me why we can't say we're at war with 'radical Islam' or this adjective referring to Islam, I think that the answer can be seen in the policy proposals that emanate from that type of rhetoric, that are on display today," he said, in a possible reference to Donald Trump's call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S.


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