Jun 13, 2016 2:48 PM
Trump faces backlash after tweets following Orlando massacre, targets Clinton and Obama
Presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump took to social media following Sunday morning's massacre in Orlando.
He began by offering condolences to the victims and their families.
Horrific incident in FL. Praying for all the victims & their families. When will this stop? When will we get tough, smart & vigilant?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
But the tweet received backlash from scores of Twitter users, including one from trainer Jillian Michaels.
href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump">@realDonaldTrump this is an amazing tweet coming from you - A bigot trying to rob Americans of their equal rights.— Jillian Michaels (@JillianMichaels) June 12, 2016
He's also taking a lot of heat for this tweet, too.
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
He then took aim at President Obama, critiquing his address in the wake of the deadly massacre.
Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn't he should immediately resign in disgrace!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
Trump took it a step further when he appears to be indicating that he "called" the massacre and connected the mass shooting to the United States' immigration policy that doesn't bar those of Muslim faith from entering the country.
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
» There are multiple updates to this story. Please click here to get the latest information.