It didn't take long for the Orlando terror attacks to become a political statement for those involved in the 2016 White House. There are multiple reports that say voters are looking to Republican nominee Donald Trump to "make America safe again," while others are leaning towards Hillary Clinton, who has called the mass murder of at least 50 people "an act of terror and an act of hate."
Following the news of the mass murder that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Saturday night, Trump tweeted to his 8 million followers, "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!"
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
"I join Americans in praying for the victims of the attack in Orlando." Hillary's statement: https://t.co/MmaGjrSufr — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 12, 2016
He also added, "Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn't he should immediately resign in disgrace!"
Clinton, meanwhile, wrote, "I join Americans in praying for the victims of the attack in Orlando. This was an act of terror. ... This was also an act of hate."
Many of Trump's followers commented on his tweets with, "Please make us safe. We cannot have Hillary as president. We will be in so much trouble," along with, "Things like this will scare people enough to vote for Trump. You'll see. He has made it clear where he stands in this fight. Lord help us all if gets the vote."
Another critic wrote, "Even France declared war on ISIS after they committed a similar act of war against them. But from us? Crickets. Where is a president who took an oath to protect the American people?"