Why did Hillary say Radical Jihadism Instead of Radical Islamic Terrorist? Mike Vance June 16, 2016 News So she came kind of close, but wouldn't commit to "radical Islamic terrorist." What could be the potential reasons for this? Well, Donald Trump has an idea. Trump says it's because she is afraid of Barack Obama. On CNN, Trump stated: “He’s the boss, OK? And she’s probably afraid of him because, obviously, you know, she probably thinks that he has a profound effect over her life." Trump was alluding to the ongoing investigation by the FBI into her private email servers that were used for official business. Trump also said that Hillary's decision to say "radical Jihadism" was a calculated move by her campaign.