Donald Trump: “Obama Was Involved in Orlando Shooting”
In what could possibly be the most ridiculous claim, Donald Trump implied that President Barack Obama could have been involved in the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando this weekend.
The presumptive Republic nominee for president implied that President Obama may have somehow known about or been involved in the shooting.
“He doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands—it’s one or the other and either one is unacceptable,” Trump said on Fox News. He had already called in a statement Sunday for Obama to resign from office. Trump added on Monday: “Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind. And the something else in mind—you know, people can’t believe it. 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.”
Even though it is no surprise that Donald Trump would have said such things on other mediums, it seems extremely unheard of in American politics to make these bold claims.
With that being said, there were many conspiracy theorists that claimed that President George W. Bush knew about the attacks during 9/11, but no one involved in politics spoke out on national platforms, especially not candidates who were running for president.
How often does a major party nominee get away with making these strong claims?
To be honest, the last time – prior to the Terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 – where people made far left accusations about someone was probably during the Fifties, during the Red Scare when the government thought that there were spies from Russia in the United States who were trying to persuade Americans to be communists.
But everyone, this is your Republican nominee: Donald Trump – the one who makes consistent comments that have a piercing aftertaste to the people who actually think about what he says.
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