On Orlando shooting, Trump hints 'there's something going on' with Obama
Trump says Obama 'doesn't get it — or he gets it better than anyone understands'
Donald Trump's latest round of interviews on U.S. news networks has many people wondering what the presumptive Republican nominee is saying here.
In a series of phone interviews Monday morning, Trump said "there's something going on" with President Barack Obama's reaction to the Orlando shooting.
President Obama said it was a "heartbreaking" day for LGBT communities and a reminder that any attack on Americans is an "attack on all of us."
Obama also used the press conference to talk about gun control.
"It is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theatre or in a nightclub," he said. "And we have to decide if that's the kind of country we want to be and to actively do nothing is a decision as well."
Trump reiterated his call for Obama to resign because he did not use the words "radical Islam" in his speech following the Orlando shooting.
On <a href="https://twitter.com/foxandfriends">@foxandfriends</a> Trump says Obama should resign because "he doesn't get it -- or he gets it better than anyone understands."—@Jamie_Weinstein
What exactly is Donald Trump saying here? (This is from Fox News appearance this AM) <a href="https://t.co/wD4wO2Zivr">pic.twitter.com/wD4wO2Zivr</a>—@scottdetrow
Trump's implication that "there's something going on" with Obama, that he "gets it better than anyone understands," was remarkable to reporters covering the U.S. election.
did Trump really just imply that president Obama is in on the orlando attack or was he implying that obama was sympathetic to terrorists?—@samsteinhp
What Trump did this am is arguably equivalent to a Dem suggesting 9/11 is an inside job the day after 9/11. <a href="https://t.co/A1rf9Xhi4r">https://t.co/A1rf9Xhi4r</a>—@samsteinhp
Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with the mass shooting in Orlando: "There's something going on." <a href="https://t.co/JdKaPXhQm7">https://t.co/JdKaPXhQm7</a>—@wpjenna
Obama's chief speechwriter, Jon Favreau, called Trump's implication "frightening."
Trump suggesting that the President of the United States may be complicit in a terrorist attack is deeply dangerous and frightening.—@jonfavs
Trump also suggested that Muslims in the U.S. know who is plotting to attack American targets but won't tell authorities.
Trump on Fox: "we have to be extremely strong about looking at the mosques"—@JohnJHarwood
Donald Trump speaking live now on CBS news: "The Muslim community...they don't report these people" (like the Orlando shooter.) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/khou?src=hash">#khou</a>—@BillBishopKHOU
Trump : 'Muslims have to report these people.'<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OrlandoNightclubShooting?src=hash">#OrlandoNightclubShooting</a>—@thomsoncbc
Trump : ' you have a tremendous number of people with this radical Muslim hate. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OrlandoNightclubShooting?src=hash">#OrlandoNightclubShooting</a>—@thomsoncbc
Trump tells Fox there are "many, many people are out there with worse intentions" than the Orlando shooter. Says Muslim communities know who—@gabriellahope_
Supporters of Trump applauded his focus on Muslims in the U.S. as part of the problem.
If he was a right wing, Trump supporting Christian, media would have blamed religion & Trump.<br><br>But since he's Muslim they blame hate & guns.—@WalshFreedom
Problem isn't guns, it's Radical Islamic Terrorism, Until you admit the problem you cannot defeat the problem <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Trump?src=hash">#Trump</a> <a href="https://t.co/vasgdYkR24">pic.twitter.com/vasgdYkR24</a>—@immigrant4trump
Trump also called for an end to the U.S. accepting refugees from Syria, despite the fact that the shooter, Omar Mateen, was an American citizen born in New York.
Trump : ' first of all we have to stop people coming in from syria.' <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OrlandoNightclubShooting?src=hash">#OrlandoNightclubShooting</a>—@thomsoncbc
Trump on CNN: "the last thing we need to do is take in people like this" except shooter was born here.—@ZekeJMiller
Donald Trump said that if the people in the club had been armed, "you wouldn't have had the tragedy that you had." He talked over CNN journalist Christine Romans, who pointed out that there were armed guards at Pulse.
More guns on club goers "strapped on to their ankle or their waist " would have been better : <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Trump?src=hash">#Trump</a> on CNN this morning <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbc?src=hash">#cbc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/orlando?src=hash">#orlando</a>—@OrmistonOnline
Trump gives "What if there was a good guy with a gun" line; CNN notes there was one; Trump steamrolls past it. <a href="https://t.co/8i8Nw8Kp3H">pic.twitter.com/8i8Nw8Kp3H</a>—@poniewozik
Trump insisted that, like Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton refused to use the words "radical Islam" in her response to the shooting. He ignored Romans when she pointed out that Clinton had, in fact, used those very words earlier on CNN.
Remarkable. On CNN, Trump is told that Clinton did use words "radical Islam" and seems or pretends not to hear <a href="https://t.co/QW6DG7eGK4">pic.twitter.com/QW6DG7eGK4</a>—@CandaceSmith_