Trip Over, Obama Back At White House

The “most powerful tool” to fight ISIS is to prevent the group’s recent terror attacks in Paris from injecting fear in communities or governments around the world, President Obama said Sunday during his trip to Malaysia.

He added that upending American policy and talking about Christian-Muslim tests for entry that he said accept ISIS’ terms of a religious war will increase the threat of more attacks. The president also sought to reassure allies that the U.S. will continue as an effective leader of the global coalition to destroy ISIS.

The president has been taking a lot of hits on both fronts, and now that he’s back in the White House, one would expect he’ll engage those criticisms more directly, not to mention threats directed at the U.S. And French President Hollande meets with him on Tuesday.

ABC’s Bazi Kanani joined us from Capitol Hill.