Monday, June 13, 2016

Politicians' Predictable Responses to Orlando Massacre

An American-born man, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, kills at least 50 people and sends 53 more to the hospital, most in critical condition, early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando and the political class gives predictable responses.

Hillary Clinton states the obvious by calling the attack an act of "terror" and "hate". In a statement, Clinton mentions that the gunman attacked an LGBT nightclub during Pride Month. She failed, however to mention that the gunman was Muslim and the attack occurred during Ramadan.

No one should be surprised that Clinton called for stronger measures to restrict access to guns.

Donald Trump does a victory lap by saying the massacre shows he is right about terrorism.

Associated Press summed it up nicely by reporting that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ".....infused their sympathy with statements that favor their presidential aspirations, and the presidential race rolled on".

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