Donald Trump On Orlando Shooting: Obama Has Secret Agenda, Motives Hidden From Public
Following the deadly shooting in a popular gay night club in Orlando over the weekend that left as much as 49 people dead, presumptive GOP Donald Trump has something to say. It’s not aimed at the victims or the shooter, however. Rather, he openly criticized President Obama, branding the “leadership” as “weak and ineffective.”Advertisement
Furthermore, he believes now more than ever that his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is justified. “I called it and asked for the ban,” he said. “Must be tough.”
Following the deadly shooting by 29-year-old gunman Omar Mateen, President Obama addressed the nation saying, “This is a devastating attack on all Americans. It is one that is particularly painful for the people of Orlando, but I think we all recognize that this could have happened anywhere in this country.”
Mateen was said to have been inspired by extremist organizations. However, there is no current evidence to suggest that he was directed by ISIS to conduct the mass shooting.
Following the tragedy, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer determinedly said, “We will not be defined by this act of terror.”
According to the FBI, Mateen was under investigation on May 2013 due to inflammatory comments made to co-workers along with the claim that he had a family connection to Al Qaeda. When he was interviewed, however, Mateen admitted to making the statements. He said he had done so in anger, since he thought his co-workers were discriminating him.
Mateen died on the scene during a shootout with SWAT officers, according to the Orlando Police Department. While the incident remains under investigation, Trump has taken to Fox News early Monday morning saying that President Obama has something to hide.
Washington Post reports that the controversial presidential candidate is accusing the U.S. president of identifying with radicalized Muslims.
“Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind. And the something else in mind — you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on,” Trump remarked during the interview.
Furthermore, Trump also called for Obama’s resignation following the deadly shooting. As for Washington Post, he called the news outlet “phony.”