Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. (AP/Keith Srakocic) (AP/Keith Srakocic)
Donald Trump

Donald Trump called on President Barack Obama to resign because he “refused to even say the words ‘radical Islam'” in his response to the Islamic terror attack in Orlando, and called on Hillary Clinton to remove herself from the presidential race for the same reason.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump blasted President Obama over his failure to recognize radical Islam as the reason behind the terror attack in Orlando and called on him to resign. Trump also said that Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should exit the presidential race after adopting the same approach.

In her statement, Clinton did not reference radical Islam. She talked about an “act of terror” and an “act of hate,” as Obama did in his response to the attack.

“If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore,” Trump said in a 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.”

The presumptive Republican nominee made his comments in a statement issued in response to the attack on a Florida gay nightclub on Sunday night, which left at least 49 dead and scores more wounded.

Trump has proposed temporarily barring foreign Muslims from entering the country to protect against potential threats.

The suspect in the early Sunday shooting has been identified as Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, an American citizen whose family was from Afghanistan.

The Islamic State (ISIS) later claimed responsibility for the attack and said Mateen was “one of the soldiers of the caliphate in America.”

By: AP and United with Israel Staff

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