In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Donald Trump spoke bluntly and hasn’t wavered from his desire for a select, temporary ban on immigration from the Middle East until the government can get their act together. Reports of empty databases, no background checks and more have made our immigration and “refugee resettlement” programs highly ineffective and unsafe.
Trump also criticized Hillary Clinton for her desire to “dramatically increase admissions from the Middle East.”
“I said this was going to happen — and it is only going to get worse,” Trump said in a statement regarding the Orlando shooting. Trump claimed that he warned that an act of terrorism such as the Orlando shooting, which killed 50 people and is the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, would happen.
The Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen declared allegiance to ISIS during the attacks. He also is the son of an immigrant from the heavily Muslim populated war-torn country of Afghanistan.
He said that if Hillary Clinton were to become the next president, hundreds of thousands of people from the Middle East would migrate to the United States. There would be no way to “prevent the second generation from radicalizing,” Trump said.
In a statement on Twitter, Trump said he “asked for the ban” and that the Orlando shooting “is just the beginning.”
Read his full tweets below:
Despite facing backlash by Hillary Clinton for his comments on the temporary ban of Muslims, Trump called the ban necessary and the country “can’t afford to be politically correct.”
Trump called for Hillary Clinton to quit the presidential race if she did not mention that “radical Islam” was responsible for the Orlando shootings.
Trump originally had a speech planned Monday in New Hampshire to talk about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s poor moral judgement, but said instead will “further address this terrorist attack, immigration, and national security.”