Trump calls to ban Muslims in Orlando speech, Clinton responds to anti-Muslim attacks
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spoke Monday in response to the horrific events that took place in Orlando, Florida this weekend, where a shooter killed 49 people and injured many more.
Both presumptive party nominees gave powerful, but vastly difference speeches.
Trump bashed Clinton, claiming that her policies would only bring bigger threats to American soil.
"We have to screen applicants to know whether they are affiliated with or supporting radical groups and beliefs," Trump said. "We have to control the amount of future immigration in this country and we have to prevent large pockets of radicalization from forming inside America."
He said Clinton wanted to take away the right to carry fire arms and then let those who pose the biggest threat to America into the country.
According to CNN, Trump said the attack was an "assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want and express their identity."
"Remember this, Radical Islam is anti-woman anti gay and anti American," Trump said. "This is not just a national security issue, it’s a quality of life issue."
Clinton took a different approach during her speech. She didn’t, outwardly, mention Trump at all.
"Today," Clinton said, "is not a day for politics."
"Inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric and threatening to ban the families and friends of Muslims 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," Clinton said, which is a possible subtle dig at Donald Trumps’ anti-Muslim ideas.
According to CNN, Clinton said that while the Orlando shooter is dead, " … the virus the poisoned his mind remains very much alive and we must attack is with clear eyes, steady hands, unwavering determination and pride in our country and our values."
She then laid out her three-step plan to fight terrorism.
"As president, I will make identifying and stopping lone wolves a top priority," Clinton said. "I will put a team together from across our government, the entire government, as well as the private sector, and communities, to get on top of this urgent challenge and I will make sure our law enforcement and intelligence professionals have all the resources they need to get the job done."
Echoing President Barack Obama, who pushed for gun control measures earlier Monday, Clinton also proposed tightening regulations on assault weapons.
"I believe weapons of war have no place on our streets," Clinton said. "We may have our disagreements about gun safety regulations but we should all be able to agree on essential things: If the FBI is watching you for a suspected terrorist links, you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun."