Trump, Clinton React to Orlando Attack

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Donald Trump says he wants to “suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism.”

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Trump was proposing a change from his long-standing proposal to temporarily bar foreign Muslims entering the U.S.

Trump, speaking in New Hampshire today, also called on Muslims in the U.S. to work with law enforcement on finding potential attackers.

Speaking about the Orlando shooter, Trump said he was “born an Afghan.” Omar Marteen was actually born in New York to parents who had emigrated from Afghanistan.

Trump began his speech with a moment of silence and prayers for Orlando’s gay and lesbian community. He said the nation’s deadliest mass murder is, “an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want and express their identity.”

Meanwhile….

CLEVELAND (AP) – Hillary Clinton says the deadly shooting in Orlando is “a moment when all Americans need to stand together.”

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee says the U.S. should attack home-grown terrorism with “clear eyes” and “steady hands.”

Clinton says in Cleveland that nation’s biggest mass killing breaks the nation’s collective heart, tears at the country’s sense of security and infuriates Americans.

She says the attack shows that the Islamic State cannot be contained but must be defeated. She says the country faces a “twisted ideology and a poisoned psychology” that inspires the so-called “lone wolf” and vows to make identifying and prosecuting these types of attackers a top priority.

 

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