Trump's post-attack talk doesn't change terror response

(CNN)Donald Trump just changed the way Presidents talk about terror attacks. But the question now is whether his venting will change how America prosecutes the legal war on terrorism. Instead of channeling grief and offering reassurance and resolve, as his predecessors might have done after the Halloween horror in New York where eight people died, Trump amplified the fury and desire for vengeance stirred by such carnage.

He lashed out at the "animal" behind the truck attack, threatened to throw him in Guantanamo Bay, vowed to terminate the visa lottery that help draw him to the US and branded the justice system a "laughingstock." Trump, handling his first major attack on American soil as President, was true to his bruiser's persona: He was tough, politically incorrect and trampled nuance.
He also politicized the attack, all but accusing his top Democratic foe, Sen. Chuck Schumer, of enabling it by nurturing the visa program which benefited the alleged attacker Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov. "Diversity lottery. Sounds nice. It's not nice. It's not good," Trump said at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.