In an interview with Fox News, Trump strongly implied that President Obama either condones or was actually connected to the Orlando shootings.
This is the Washington Post article that enraged Trump so much he revoked their press credentials.
Donald Trump seemed to repeatedly accuse President Obama on Monday of identifying with radicalized Muslims who have carried out terrorist attacks in the United States and being complicit in the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando over the weekend, the worst the country has ever seen.
“Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump said in a lengthy interview on Fox News early Monday morning. “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.”
In that same interview, Trump was asked to explain why he called for Obama to resign in light of the shooting and he answered, in part: “He doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands — it’s one or the other, and either one is unacceptable.”
“There’s something going on”. Unfortunately, when pressed, Trump would not elaborate. So much for having the courage of his convictions and being non-PC.
Is he catering to conspiracy theorists or is he himself one? It hardly makes any difference, does it? Do we want either in the White House?
First it was those cringe-worthy, self-congratulatory tweets from Donald Trump. Then of course it was being plain wrong about the facts of the tragedy. And then we had his accusations about President Obama. A scathing editorial from The Los Angeles Times about Trump’s accusations is right on point
Donald J. Trump, the loose cannon who would be president, hinted Monday thatPresident Obama might be complicit in terror attacks by Islamic extremists, including Sunday’s bloodbath in Orlando, Fla. That accusation by innuendo marks a new and repugnant low for Trump, who along with his surrogates is engaged in a smear campaign reminiscent of the dark days of McCarthyism. […]
We’ve said before that Trump’s shoot-from-the-lip persona makes him unsuited for the presidency, and we’ll keep saying it right up until the election, when we hope he fades from the national stage and takes his repugnant intolerance with him. Yet we also fear his campaign has given currency to dangerously wrong ideas about race, religion and proper conduct of a civil society. More reasonable minds recognize those ideas as intellectually and morally bankrupt, and they should recognize the boastful messenger for what he is.
The Republican party seemed to want Trump to stay silent….
While Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement before Trump’s comments that Democrats “bury their head in the sand on how dangerous the world is,” Trump’s insinuations go much further than mainstream Republican leaders are usually willing to go.
A source who works closely with the Trump campaign, granted anonymity in order to speak freely to NBC News, said after Sunday’s attack that the party hadasked the candidate to offer condolences and then to stay silent. Trump clearly chose a different approach.
… which of course he didn’t/ He couldn’t.