On Monday afternoon, Donald Trump delivered a speech in New Hampshire in response to the Orlando nightclub shooting during which he found room to attack both Muslims and his likely general election opponent Hillary Clinton.
Returning to his controversial — to say the least — proposed Muslim ban, Trump insisted once again that Muslims should not be allowed into the United States.
‘We cannot continue to allow thousands upon thousands of people to pour into our country, many of whom have the same thought process as this savage killer.’
Trump then went to deliver this reminder to all those in attendance:
‘Remember this, radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay, and anti-American.’
Trump transitioned to the topic of Hillary Clinton when he claimed that, with her immigration plan, she intends to bring in more radical Muslims to the country.
He told the crowd, “Hillary Clinton’s catastrophic immigration plan will bring vastly more radical Islamic immigration into this country, threatening not only our society but our entire way of life. When it comes to radical Islamic terrorism, ignorance is not bliss. It’s deadly — totally deadly.”
He continued, claiming that Clinton wants toÂ “allow radical Islamic terrorists to pour into our country.” He also added, “They enslave women and they murder gays. I don’t want them in our country.”
And, of course, Trump also worked in Hillary Clinton’s fictional abolishment of the second amendment, warning his audience that “She wants to take away Americans’ guns and then admit the very people who want to slaughter us.”
Trump also, of course, had plenty to say about the problem of political correctness in the United States. Emphasizing the need for the country to “get tough,” he said:
‘The current politically correct response cripples our ability to talk and to think and act clearly. 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.’
CNN describes Trump’s rhetoric as being “heavy on toughness but often short on policy details.” They also argue that it “contrasted sharply with the more nuanced and conventional response to the attack delivered earlier by Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee.”
NBC fact checked Trump’s entire speech on the Orlando attacks and found several flaws. While the full list of flaws and fallacies can be viewed here, one lie out of many that they caught Trump telling was the lie that Clinton wants to take all Americans’ guns away.
As NBC points out, Clinton has called for universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons, and barring those who are on a terror watch list from purchasing a firearm. These regulations do not, in any way, equate the complete abolishment of the second amendment.
Watch Trump’s full speech below, courtesy of World News Daily via YouTube:
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