President Obama refused to acknowledge radical Islam as being one of the main reasons why the Orlando nightclub shooter decided to attack the gay night club.
“Although it’s still early in the investigation we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate,” Obama said without mentioning radical Islam as a factor in the attack. “We are still learning the facts. This is an open investigation. We have reached no definitive judgment on the precise motivations of the killer.”
Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Orlando terrorist attack, declared allegiance to ISIS during a phone call when he called 911. FBI official Ronald Harper said at a press conference in Florida that they investigated Mateen in 2013 and 2014 for possible links to terrorist movements. He made offensive comments to co-workers and made a statement regarding radical Islamic propaganda. The investigation was closed when there no confirmed connections between Mateen and radical Islam.
“Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Donald Trump said in an interview with FOX News Monday morning. “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.”
In a statement on Twitter, Donald Trump called for the resignation of President Obama for not mentioning the words “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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
Trump appeared on the “Today” show and spoke with Savannah Guthrie on President Obama’s comments on the attack.
“Savannah, why isn’t he addressing the issue? He’s not addressing the issue. He’s not calling it what it is. This is radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump said.