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Donald Trump Demands Obama Resign After Orlando Shooting Comments

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Jun. 13 2016, Published 6:20 p.m. ET

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Donald Trump is on the attack in the wake of the tragic shooting in Orlando over the weekend, and he has demanded President Obama resign after what he called a lackluster response to the crisis.

Trump immediately released a statement after the horrific attack at Pulse Nightclub that left more than 50 dead and more than 100 wounded. 

"In his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words 'Radical Islam,'" Trump wrote. "For that reason alone, he should step down."

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Obama had said after the massacre: "Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder -- a horrific massacre -- of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts."

But the president did not identify any link between radical Islam and the 29-year-old shooter, who reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS.

The shooter, identified as Omar Mateen, reportedly called 911 moments before his attack to announce his allegiance to the Islamic State, though there was no indication that he had corresponded directly with terrorists overseas.

In addition to slamming Obama, Trump bashed Hillary Clinton as well, insisting that if she couldn't "say the two words 'Radical Islam' she should get out of this race for the Presidency."

Trump repeated his sentiments on Twitter writing, "Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn't he should immediately resign in disgrace!"

The presumptive GOP nominee insisted that the U.S is full of "weak" leaders and that horrifying tragedies will only continue unless policy changes. Trump vowed to "protect and defend all Americans" and wrote "we are going to make America safe again and great again for everyone."

Hillary Clinton
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On Monday Clinton responded to Trump used the term radical Islam, but with reservations.

"Look, I think Trump, as usual is obsessed with name calling and from my perspective, it matters what we do, not what we say. It mattered that we got bin Laden, not the name we called him," Clinton said. "But if he is somehow suggesting I don't call this for what it is, he hasn't been listening. I have clearly said that we face terrorist enemies who use Islam to justify slaughtering innocent people. And, to me, radical jihadism, radical Islamism, I think they mean the same thing. I'm happy to say either, but that's not the point."

The presumptive Democratic nominee emphasized that Americans should not vilify Islam or "declare war on an entire religion" because it's "dangerous and it plays into ISIS' hands."



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