Tightly closing his eyes and massaging his temples early Wednesday morning, a tense President Barack Obama quietly uttered the words “radical Islamic terrorism” just to see what it felt like, sources close to the president reported.
At approximately 4 a.m., the sleepless president was seen tiptoeing into the bathroom adjoining the Lincoln Bedroom, where he turned on the faucet to conceal the sound of his voice, and whispered the phrase slowly and precisely while staring at his reflection in the mirror.
“Radical Islamic terrorism,” Obama reportedly said, slightly louder, breathing deeply and nodding gently as he wiped sweat from his forehead. “Radical. Islamic. Terrorism."
After repeating the phrase at an almost conversational volume and hearing First Lady Michelle Obama stir, the president reportedly shivered, splashed his face with water, and began getting dressed for the day.