Trump re-ups call for Muslim ban, though Orlando shooter was American
Trump had a field day on Twitter after a crazed gunman shot up a gay dance club in Orlando. (photo: AFP)
US presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared to re-up his call for a ban on Muslims entering the US on Monday after a reportedly Muslim man killed at least 50 people at a gay club in Florida.
"What has happened in Orlando is just the beginning. Our leadership is weak and ineffective. I called it and asked for the ban. Must be tough," Trump wrote on Twitter, even though the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, was born in the US and therefore would not be affected by such a ban.
What has happened in Orlando is just the beginning. Our leadership is weak and ineffective. I called it and asked for the ban. Must be tough— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
Mateen, 29, was born in New York to Afghan parents, according to ABC News. He worked for a security company in Florida, had two firearms licenses, and was said by his ex-wife to be violent and mentally-unstable.
@realDonaldTrump he was an American citizen, just like you— Alan Yuhas (@AlanYuhas) June 12, 2016
Mateen reportedly pledged allegiance to Daesh, or Islamic State, in the middle of the attack on Orlando's Pulse nightclub.
Since then, however, he's backpedaled, saying last month that it was only "a suggestion."
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