ISIS released a statement via their spokesman, Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer, about President Trump on Tuesday-- the terrorist group's first official message toward the Trump since his initiation into office.
Al-Muhajer released this threatening statement via the messaging network "Telegram," and it was reported by Reuters.
"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," he said. " . . . There is no more evidence than the fact that you are being run by an idiot who does not know what Syria or Iraq or Islam is."
He continued with, "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."
The U.S.-led coalition to recapture Mosul from ISIS' grip has gradually been chipping away at the group's progress in both Iraq and Syria. Taking Mosul from the Islamic State could provide for a near end to the group's strong control in Iraq.
In President Trump's "Presidential Memorandum Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" which he released soon after taking office, January 28, he declared the development of a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS. He also stated that the first draft of the plan would be completed 30 days after his announcement. In the memorandum, he noted reasons as to why it is necessary to rethink the strategy toward ISIS.
"If ISIS is left in power, the threat that it poses will only grow. We know it has attempted to develop chemical weapons capability. It continues to radicalize our own citizens, and its attacks against our allies and partners continue to mount. The United States must take decisive action to defeat ISIS."