Trump Calls To Ban Immigration From Countries With 'Proven History Of Terrorism'

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters during a press briefing the president won't budge despite the pleas of many critics who want him to, in their words, call radical Islamic terrorism what it is.

The presumptive Republican nominee also appeared to suggest that President Barack Obama may sympathize with Islamic terrorists - a stunning statement about the current commander in chief.

Trump also chided Obama in a Fox News interview, saying, "He doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands. And either one is unacceptable". "I'm not going to demonize and demagogue and declare war on a religion". But it was no surprise that Obama didn't use the "radical Islamic" label. "That is a fact, and a fact we need to talk about". "Hillary Clinton's catastrophic immigration plan will bring vastly more radical Islamic immigration into this country, threatening not only our society, but our entire way of life".

"We're led by a man that is a very - look, we're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he's got something else in mind", Trump said.

If elected, Clinton said she would push for laws that prevent people on America's no-fly list from buying weapons. The gunman died in a shootout with police.

Trump is scheduled to give a speech about terrorism in New Hampshire on Monday afternoon, and he declined to provide details on the types of policies he might advocate for, other than saying: "I'm calling for strength".

Clinton did not mention Trump by name in her speech an hour earlier. The attacks involved a legally purchased gun and occurred at a gay nightclub.

A Trump spokeswoman did not respond to a request for an explanation of what Trump meant.

Trump said that, though the Orlando shooter was born here, his parents were Afghan immigrants, and his father has expressed support for the Taliban.

Mateen opened fire at the Pulse Orlando club with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle in such close quarters that the bullets could hardly miss. He sought to undermine Clinton's support in the LGBT community by essentially arguing that her support was merely rhetorical.

Fifty people, including the shooter, were killed during the shootings.

"We're allowing thousands of people into the country, this could be the all-time great Trojan Horse".

She added: "Inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric and threatening to ban the families and friends of Muslim Americans as well as millions of Muslim business people and tourists from entering our country hurts the vast majority of Muslims who love freedom and hate terror".

At the core of Trump's speech was his renewed call for a Muslim travel ban, which he said he would implement using executive authority as president until officials could "perfectly screen" against potential dangers.

"They have put political correctness above common sense, above your safety, and above all else".

Trump focused much of his ire Monday on Obama, raising questions about whether the president sympathizes with Islamic terrorists.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers remarks at a rally at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, on June 11, 2016.

"'Let them come into the country, we don't have guns, let them come in, let them have all the fun they want, '" Trump said, mocking Clinton. "I know nothing about it. I don't think it's something that, frankly, really, unless some evidence to the contrary of what I have seen comes up, I don't think that it's something that should be part of the campaign".



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