Hillary Clinton fired back at Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying the presumptive Republican nominee is offering voters little more than “outright lies”, “bizarre rants” and “nonsensical” words in the wake of the country’s most deadly mass shootings.
Malik Mujahid, a Chicago area imam, said Trump is using a general sense of fear and insecurity stemming from the San Bernardino attacks last December and the Orlando shootings to stoke Islamophobia in the hope of rallying his supporters.
Said Trump, “That’s the kind of anger he should have for the shooter and these killers that shouldn’t be here”.
Trump also explains the difference between the terms “radical Islam” and ‘radical Islamic terror, ‘ noting Obama did not say terrorism.
House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz defended Donald Trump from criticism over his tough rhetoric on President Obama’s terrorism record this morning. We can not beat ISIL unless we call them “radical Islam” what exactly using this label would accomplish and what will it change? Will it make ISIL less committed to try to kill Americans? Would it bring more allies for military strategy than it is served by this? “The answer is none of the above”.
Mike Treiser, a former Mitt Romney staffer, said that “in the face of bigotry, hatred, violence, and small-mindedness, this time, I’m with her”. There’s no magic to the phrase ‘radical Islam.’ It’s a political talking point.
Clinton called on other Republican leaders to disavow the comments, the latest to come from Trump that have put others in the GOP in an awkward spot. Trump boasted. “And I’m the one that said what you should be doing. Does Islamic scripture say it is fitting for a man to sit alone taking adoring photographs of himself?”
Politico spoke to others off-the-record who have registered alarm over Trump’s candidacy and are mulling whether to come out publicly and say so. “Neither would a wall”, Clinton said, referring to Trump’s plans to restrict Muslim immigration to the United States and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The poll said 62 percent of Democrats approve of presumed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s response to the attack. He went on to tear into Clinton for being too politically correct to call the enemy by its rightful name.
A day after he gave a focused speech in New Hampshire, Trump returned to freestyling, remembering his past debates and imagining a future America under a Trump presidency. Are we going to start [to] discriminate [against] them, due to their faith?
Trump spent the first days following the Orlando nightclub massacre hinting Obama was sympathizing with or even supporting terrorists.
For Republican officials already struggling with whether to fully embrace him, Trump’s willingness to engage in stories usually limited to supermarket tabloids is only making their options more complicated. Maybe the problem is partly due to the fact that a number of prominent Republicans have joined in the attacks on Trump, thereby isolating him.