New York - American Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is already capitalizing on the Orlando shooting where 50 people were killed and at least 50 others were injured.
New York – American Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is already capitalizing on the Orlando shooting where 50 people were killed and at least 50 others were injured.
Reacting to the mass shooting, the real estate mogul, said in Tweet that while he appreciates the congratulations he received for “being right on radical Islamic terrorism,” he wanted “toughness and vigilance” and called on Americans to be “smart.
Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
By toughness and vigilance refers to his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States until the government “can figure out what’s going on.”
Following the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015, Trump lashed at Islam and Muslims throughout the world by labeling their religion as an ideology that “spreads hatred.
“Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine,” Trump said.
“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have not sense of reason or respect for human life,” he added.
As soon as Orlando police identified the shooter as Omar Mateen, a U.S-born citizen of Afghan descent, the Muslim community in the United States has been expecting Donald Trump to capitalize on the incident just four months ahead of the Presidential elections. Many are saying the shooting is a “gift” to Donald Trump.
“After today’s attack on Orlando nightclub, bye bye Clinton… Trump is the next US president… most likely,” Nino Nawfal, owner of an upscale lounge in Manhattan said on his Facebook page.