Given that news of Sunday’s horrific attack at an Orlando gay nightclub broke, Donald Trump has been swift to criticize Barack Obama, even asking the president to step down if he refuses use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” On Monday, the presumptive Republican nominee went a step further than touting for Obama to resign. Chatting with Fox & Friends, Trump made remarks that are being interpreted as his suggesting Obama was included in the Orlando attack.
In a telephone interview, Trump explained to the Fox News morning show, “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.” Throughout the interview, Trump also mentioned of Obama, “He doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands – it’s one or the other and either one is unacceptable.” To countless, Trump seemed to be stoking conspiracy theories about Obama having secret ties or support for Islamic terrorism. There is no tangible proof to aid such insinuations and conspiracy theories.
Trump also stated that his Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, is “a weak person. She’s weak on so many different levels … She is not the right person, especially in these times.”
As news outlets have suggested, Trump has previously suggested that Obama is covertly a Muslim. Politico observed that in 2011, when Trump was pushing for Obama to present his birth certificate, he proposed the president did not desire to share it “because maybe it says he is a Muslim.”
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