A day after Donald Trump delivered a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire, promising once again to ban Muslims from the United States in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, Trump delivers another speech that will stream live from Greensboro, North Carolina, where a crowd of thousands is expected to hear the Republican presidential presumptive nominee say — what?
Scroll down this page to view a live stream of the Donald Trump speech in Greensboro, marking not only the first time Trump has appeared in North Carolina since March 14, the day before his triumph in the state’s primary election — but also the candidate’s 70th birthday.
— Julie Luck WFMY (@julie_luck) June 14, 2016
The content of Trump’s speeches remains unpredictable, but always headline-grabbing. In Monday’s speech, and in television interviews, he appeared to accuse United States President Barack Obama of somehow supporting or at least sympathizing with Islamic extremists who carry out terror attack against Americans.
“We’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump said in a Fox News interview on Monday.
“And the something else in mind, you know, people can’t believe it, people cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on — it’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”
Watch the full speech on “radical Islamic terrorism” delivered by Donald Trump Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the video below.
To watch a livestream of the Donald Trump speech in Greensboro, North Carolina, click on the following video. The event is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, 4 p.m. Pacific, at the 23,500-seat Greensboro Coliseum, on Tuesday, June 14.
Obama himself responded to Trump on Tuesday in his own speech, saying that the presumptive Republican nominee is actually weakening American security and hampering efforts to combat terrorism with his inflammatory remarks, in which Trump reiterated his long-standing pledge to ban members of the Muslim religion — of whom there are about 1.6 billion, or roughly 23 percent of the planet’s population — from entering the United States.
Obama said that banning members of a specific religion from entering the country runs counter to traditional American values.
“We would not only make it a lot easier to radicalize people here and around the world, but we would have betrayed the very things we are trying to protect: the pluralism and the openness, our rule of law, our civil liberties, the very things that make our country great, the very things that make us exceptional,” Obama said in Tuesday’s speech.
“And then the terrorists would have won, and we cannot let that happen. I will not let that happen.”
— FOX8 WGHP (@myfox8) June 13, 2016
In the aftermath of Trump’s speech on Monday, the Orlando mass shooting on Sunday and previous outbreaks of violence at Donald Trump rallies, Greensboro police say they are instituting heightened security measures for the Tuesday event, which they expect to attract as many as 10,000 people.
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Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott said that about 200 police officers from other departments in North Carolina have been called to Greensboro to shore up the city’s own police force, to prevent possible threats to the Donald Trump speech.
“There’s a lot of chatter on social media but we have to weigh each one of those individually of course but at this point we have no real, as what I would characterize, as a seriously credible threat,” the chief told Time Warner Cable News in Greensboro. “I think the majority of folks want to come out and express their opinions and that’s why we are here to protect them.”
Whatever happens on Tuesday, Donald Trump remains on the campaign trail through Wednesday, delivering another speech that will stream live from Atlanta, Georgia, on that day — followed by another in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday.
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