13 Jun '16, 12am

#DonaldTrump uses #Orlando massacre to bolster terror argument, rail against radicalisation

#DonaldTrump uses #Orlando massacre to bolster terror argument, rail against radicalisation

WASHINGTON (AFP) - White House hopeful Donald Trump appeared bent on exploiting Sunday's (June 12) massacre in Orlando to boost the argument that he can be trusted to tackle terrorism over rival Hillary Clinton. With many victims of the carnage yet to be identified, and the police still probing the suspected Islamist ties of the slain gunman, Mr Trump wasted no time in harnessing the assault to his political advantage. The presumptive Republican nominee unleashed a broadside accusing President Barack Obama and his would-be Democratic successor Clinton of failing to tackle head on what he calls "radical Islam". Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016 "Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen - and it is ...

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