On Monday, during his response speech to the mass shooting in Orlando, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump claimed that the administration in Washington was refusing to fight terrorism because of political correctness.
Politico reported: Donald Trump, in a fact-challenged speech, tapped into the country’s deepest fears after Sunday’s terrorist attack in Orlando, warning that Washington was not just failing to protect its citizens but actively promoting policies that threaten Americans’ way of life.
“The current politically correct response cripples our ability to talk and to think and act clearly,” Trump said. “We’re not acting clearly. We’re not talking clearly. We’ve got problems. If we don’t get tough, and if we don’t get smart and fast, we’re not going to have our country anymore. There will be nothing, absolutely nothing left.”
“We cannot talk around issues anymore. We have to address these issues head on. I called for a ban after San Bernardino. And was met with great scorn and anger,” he continued. “Many are saying that I was right to do so and although the pause is temporary, we must find out what is going on. We have to do it. It will be lifted, this ban, when and as a nation we’re in a position to properly and perfectly screen these people coming into our country. They’re pouring in and we don’t know what we’re doing.”