WH spokesman: ‘Our country is safer than it was 8 years ago’

WH spokesman: ‘Our country is safer than it was 8 years ago’

“The president does believe it is important that his successor is somebody who recognizes that our country is safer than it was eight years ago, that we enhanced our standing around the world, that we’ve strengthened our alliances — that we have refined and improved and strengthened our homeland security,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Tuesday.

“The American people do face a question about whether or not they want to build on that progress, because there surely is more that can be done to protect the American people,” he added.

Earnest made the comment two days after a Muslim American claimed his deadly attack on an Orlando nightclub was inspired by ISIS.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, also speaking on Tuesday, said the FBI has “hundreds, if not thousands” of open investigations” going on, and he said the FBI “routinely” breaks up plots to the homeland.

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