Donal Trump calls for President Obama’s resignation after terrorist kills 50 people in USA

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for President Barack Obama to step down from his position after not linking the Orlando nightclub terror attack to ‘Radical Islam’.

In a statement released following Obama’s speech, he also said that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should ‘get out of this race for Presidency’.

Trump’s comments come after 50 people were killed in a shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, marking the most deadly mass shooting in US history.

He said in his statement: ‘Last night, our nation was attacked by a radical Islamic terrorist. It was the worst terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11, and the second of its kind in six months. My deepest sympathy and support goes out to the victims, the wounded, and their families.

‘In his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words “Radical Islam”. For that reason alone, he should step down.

‘If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words ‘Radical Islam’ she should get out of this race for the Presidency.

‘If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore. Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse.

‘I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We can’t afford to be politically correct anymore.’

Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire at the Pulse gay club early on Sunday. He was eventually killed when police shot him dead inside the club three hours later.

Mateen was born in New York from parents who were from Afghanistan, though Trump still touted his controversial plans for a ban of all non-American Muslims coming into the United States.

He added: ‘We need to protect all Americans, of all backgrounds and all beliefs, from Radical Islamic Terrorism – which has no place in an open and tolerant society.

‘Radical Islam advocates hate for women, gays, Jews, Christians and all Americans. I am going to be a President for all Americans, and I am going to protect and defend all Americans. We are going to make America safe again and great again for everyone.’

‘This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets,’ Clinton said.

Trump made Twitter followers aware of the shooting, then went back to attacking Clinton – this time for a new general election ad – before penning more tweets about the tragedy in Orlando, in which a gunman entered a gay nightclub and mowed down 50 people, with another 53 left injured.

‘Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!’ Trump wrote.

He later released the statement that called for Clinton and Obama to step down from their respective roles.

Trump’s initial reaction was to tweet that there was a ‘really bad shooting in Orlando.’

‘Police investigating possible terrorism. Many people dead and wounded.’

He then updated his response several hours later asking ‘when will we get tough, smart & vigilant?’ and calling the shooting a ‘horrific incident’

In his third tweet, Trump noted that he was being heralded by supporters for being ‘right’ on radical Islamic terrorism, but said he would prefer ‘toughness’ over compliments.

In a fourth tweet, Trump challenged President Barack Obama to call the attack ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’

‘Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!’ Trump tweeted.

When President Obama appeared in the briefing room and spoke, he labeled the massacre both an ‘act of terror’ and an ‘act of hate.’

The president did not bring Islam into it, though made a veiled call for gun control, saying, ‘to actively do nothing is a decision as well,’ the president added.

Sen Bernie Sanders, who will compete in one final Democratic primary this Tuesday in Washington, DC, was the first of the presidential candidates to bring up gun control, with Clinton not making her full statement until mid-afternoon.

‘It’s horrific, it’s unthinkable,’ Sanders said this morning, as he appeared on several of the Sunday shows. ‘And just hopes go out to all those who were shot that they can recover.’

‘We should not be selling automatic weapons which are designed to kill people,’ Sanders continued.

‘We have got to do everything that we can on top of that to make sure that guns do not fall into the hands of people who should not have them, criminals, people who are mentally ill,’ the Vermont senator added.

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Source: By Nikki Schwab

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