Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Fight Over The Orlando Tragedy: Trump Says ‘We Can’t Afford To Be Politically Correct Anymore’

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump awakened Sunday morning to news of the biggest singular terror attack on American Soil since 9/11. Like all other Americans, they were shocked and appalled. Still, both Trump and Clinton made comments aimed at each other. They tweeted, issued statements, and fought over who is to blame. Each candidate started stumping for their own agendas even in the wake of the tragic news.

Donald Trump first acknowledged some tweets praising him for being right about Islamic terrorism. Trump again pushed for a ban on Muslims entering the country.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are not tough enough on potential ISIS terrorists, Trump claims. Banning Muslims from immigration is the only solution, he says, but it would not have stopped Omar Mateen, who was born in New York. Clinton’s gun control agenda could not have prevented the situation either. Mateen had no record of crime or mental illness prior to Sunday, and apart from racial or religious profiling, there would have been no legal reason to prevent him from buying guns.


The Orlando, Florida, shooter is believed to have been alone when he entered the Pulse Nightclub with an AR 15 assault rifle and a handgun, according to NBC News. Mateen called 911 before the attack, pledging his loyalty and support to ISIS. Reports that he actually said anything while murdering 50 people have not been confirmed.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama began trying to make the incident relevant to gun control issues and pushed for stricter laws. Clinton concluded her statement by driving the gun control agenda home, as quoted by CBS News.

“[The shooting] reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets.”

Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old of Afghan descent, had legally purchased the two guns used to kill 50 people and injure 53 more. The purchases were made during the past week. Omar had security and firearm licenses and had worked as a security guard in a courthouse for nine years. He had no criminal record, according to NBC News. What gun legislation could have prevented him from buying weapons?

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Pulse nightclub shooting [Image via Fre/AP Photo]

Donald Trump blamed Obama in a tweet for yet again refusing to assign blame to “Radical Islam,” a term censored from American news, following the Paris attacks, according to Zero Hedge. The White House allegedly censored the words used in statements from France in describing the horrific attack two months ago in Paris.

Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen, despite his otherwise clean record, had been investigated briefly by the FBI twice, once in 2013 and again in 2014. Both cases were closed. In 2013, Marteen made offensive and militant statements to co-workers involving ISIS-style propaganda. He had been questioned again in 2014 due to a brief association with a U.S. suicide bomber. Mateen had broken no laws and the FBI could not confirm Omar had any radical ties, so the case was closed.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump set forth their various opinions on the terrorist attack. Clinton inferred she wants a ban on assault rifles. Hillary favors strict gun control laws, whereas Trump feels we cannot combat Islamic State terrorism without racial and religious profiling.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are, in their proposed solutions, fighting against American principles outlined in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Weakening the Bill of Rights, the most highly regarded document of our nation’s character, that is held in National Archives would subvert the very nature of the country and destroy what they attempt to defend.

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Hillary Clinton Vs Donald Trump [Photo by Alex Wong and Spencer Platt/Getty images]

Hillary Clinton’s gun-banning ideas are unconstitutional and in direct opposition to the Second Amendment. Bernie Sanders told Mrs. Clinton months ago in a debate that her extreme gun control agenda was unconstitutional. In this case, any law that would have prevented Omar Mateen, a courthouse security guard, from obtaining a weapon would infringe on both the letter and the spirit of the constitution.

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Donald Trump, in his assertions directed against Muslims, would be violating the First Amendment to the Constitution by prohibiting freedom of religion.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump must face the uncomfortable fact that any action that would have harassed Mateen or limited his rights based on the FBI investigation would have been a violation of the First Amendment. While what Mateen said may have been inflammatory, in America, we have a right to say inflammatory things without government retribution. This is often forgotten in the name of political correctness, but people have a constitutional right to say whatever they choose as long as they do not commit purgery. slander, or libel.

Donald Trump condemned Hillary Clinton for desiring to bring more Muslims into the country, which is a goal she shares with Barack Obama. While it would be unconstitutional to ban Muslims specifically, America does have the right to limit the flow of immigrants either by country or by restricting the number of all immigrants in a given year. This could be done easily without regarding religion but rather by nationality or simply reducing immigration numbers across the board.

CBS News quotes Mr. Trump as follows.

“Hillary Clinton wants to dramatically increase admissions from the Middle East, bringing in many hundreds of thousands during a first term,” he charged. “And we will have no way to screen them, pay for them, or prevent the second generation from radicalizing.”

Donald Trump also managed to jab at political correctness again in his statement.

“Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse. I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We can’t afford to be politically correct anymore.”

While Donald Trump may have a point about being PC. His dichotomy about Muslims contradicts the U.S. Constitution just as much as Hillary Clinton’s inferring gun control is the answer. There is no rational law that would have disarmed Mateen short of a ban on assault weapons or guns entirely, either of which would be unconstitutional. On Trump’s point, there was no indication short of racial and religious profiling that could have labeled Omar Mateen a terrorist prior to Sunday’s events.

Prior to Sunday morning, Mateen was a security guard at the Courthouse and had committed no crimes. He was born in New York, and though his parents were from Afganistan and he had said some things about ISIS, there was no way to have predicted his actions on Sunday. Any means of preventing this type of terrorism are far more complex than either of the candidate’s solutions.

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will soon pledge to uphold the U.S. Constitution, so perhaps they should read it more carefully.

[Photo by Chris O’Meara/AP Images]

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