This one really verges on the pathological: “You do not create terrorism by fighting terrorism”. If it’s true, terrorism is unique in human experience: anything you do to oppose it will work!
If you fight floods by constraining the river with levees, you create floods.
If you fight infection with shotgun dispersion of antibiotics, you create more, worse, infections by resistant bugs.
If you fight forest fires by putting out every fire, you create really big fires.
If you fight crime in poor minority neighborhoods by sending white cops in to break heads, you create crime.
If you fight misbehavior in children by beating them with a belt, you create misbehavior.
If you fight AIDS by attacking the CIA for inventing it, you get more AIDS.
If you fight impiety and unbelief by berating the congregation for being so small, you create more impiety.
I think the president may be mistaken.