The president tore into the jihadist group, which he has vowed to wipe out, describing them as an “evil that lurks around the corner without the uniforms”.
Seemingly sticking to a campaign pledge to wage war on the so-called Islamic State, the 45th US President did not hold back when he spoke about the challenges ahead.
“The people that we’re going against, they don’t wear uniforms,” he said during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Donald Trump compared Isis to "sneaky rats"
They’re sneaky, dirty rats and they blow people up
“They’re sneaky, dirty rats and they blow people up in a shopping centre and they blow people up in a church – these are bad people!”
Comparing the situation to World War Two, the Republican continued: “When you’re fighting Germany and they had their uniforms and Japan and they had their uniforms and they had their flags on the plan, and the whole thing.
“We are fighting sneaky rats right now that are sick and demented and we are going to win.”
Donald Trump was speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity
The comments come shortly before Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order restricting immigration from several Muslim countries.
During the tough-talking interview, he defended the legislation, that could prohibit citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen from obtaining US visas for at least 30 days.
"We’ve taken in tens of thousands of people. We know nothing about them. They can say they vetted them. They didn’t vet them, they have no papers,” he sad.
“How can you vet somebody when you don’t know anything about them and they have no papers?"
Ancient sites destroyed by ISIS
Thu, December 8, 2016
Daesh terrorists have blown up historical cultural heritage sites in the Middle East. These pictures show the ancient sites in all their glory before they were destroyed by ISIS.
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The giant Buddha statues, which were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001 in Bamiyan province
The US President has already signed an order for a wall along the US-Mexico border
Mr Trump as restated the importance of building a wall along the US-Mexico border after he gave the controversial construction project the go-ahead on Wednesday.
“The wall is necessary,” the president said of one of his key campaign pledges.
“That’s not just politics, and yet it is good for the heart of the nation because people want protection and a wall protects. All you’ve got to do is ask Israel."