Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has officially taken fear mongering to a new level, by accusing President Barack Obama of being complicit with ISIS terror attacks.
On Monday’s edition of Fox & Friends, Donald Trump continued his attacks on Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. The shooting which claimed the lives of 50 people inside an Orlando gay night club called the Pulse early Sunday morning, was carried out by a American whose family was from Afghanistan.
Trump immediately took to Twitter to essentially say “I told you so,” by boasting that he was right about the threat of “Islamic terrorism.”
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
At first, Trump attacked Obama’s statements concerning the easy access of assault weapon rifles, stating that the president had “no clue,” and that a gun ban would not have worked.
But soon after Trump’s rhetoric took a more dangerous tone. He began to insinuate that either the president was incompetent or that he’s working with the enemy:
He doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands. It’s one or the other,” Trump said of Obama on “Fox & Friends,” speaking on the phone. “And either one is unacceptable, No. 1, and No. 2, calling on another gun ban, I mean, this man has no clue. First of all, the shooter was licensed. So he went through all the procedures, he was fully licensed to have a gun. So he would have passed the test that the president would have thrown up there. It’s so ridiculous. You know, this is a, this is a mentality, this is a state. And you have thousands of shooters like this with the same mentality out there in this country, and we’re bringing thousands and thousands of them back into this country, and into the country every year.
But rest assured that Trump didn’t miss the opportunity to pat himself once again on the back:
No, no, no, I’m getting thousands of letters and tweets that I was right about the whole situation,” he said. “I mean, I’ve been right about a lot of things, frankly.
Trump then stepped over the line and accused the president of purposely helping ISIS:
We’re led by a man who is a very — look, we’re led by a man that either is, is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump said. “And the something else in mind, you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot — they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the ways he acts and can’t even mention the words radical islamic terrorism. There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable.
Trump made similar remarks in 2011 when he went on his crusade trying to prove Obama wasn’t an American citizen. Before the president made his birth certificate available to the public, Trump speculated on why the president was reluctant to share his personal information, stating:
Because maybe it says he is a Muslim.”
“I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want that,” Trump said in 2011.
Trump’s rhetoric has now crossed the line, he’s encouraging unstable people to do harm to president Obama and perhaps even his family by linking him to people who commit atrocities. There are no limits to how low this man will stoop to acquire power.
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