Donald Trump Tweets He Was ‘Right’ About Terrorism After Orlando Mass Shooting

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Donald Trump sparked outrage on social media after he tweeted “appreciate the congrats for being right about radical Islamic terrorism” in the wake of Sunday’s deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, which at least 50 people dead and 53 injured.

The controversial GOP candidate was also critical of President Obama for not being tough enough against Islamic terrorists.

“Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!” he tweeted.

In a statement, Trump added that Hillary Clinton “should get out of the race” for presidency if she can’t say the worlds “Radical Islam.”

The gunman, identified as 29 year-old American citizen Omar Mateen, had reportedly called 911 to pledge his allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group before the deadly attack, and ISIS is believed to have taken responsibility for the shooting. However, law enforcement sources told Reuters there is still no direct link between Mateen and the terrorist group.

Last year, Trump vowed to send Muslims “back to where you came from” following terrorism attacks in Paris and San Bernadino. He has also promised to “build a wall” to keep Meixcan immigrants from entering the U.S.

Stars and gay community activists criticized Trump’s self-referential tweets as being insensitive and inappropriate given the mass shooting in Orlando, one of the worst in U.S. history.

CNN’s Brian Stelter also points out that one of Trump’s was plagiarized from one of his previous campaign consultants, ex-Breitbart editor Sebastian Gorka.

Backlash following Sunday’s tweets:

 

Trump’s tweets about the incident:

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  1. Kody says:

    Mr. Trump
    Your need to be congratulated, treasured,
    Worshiped, grandiosity, superiority must be fulfilled by your family.

    Sir, your lack of respect and compassion for American Disabled, men, and women of this country disqualifies you to comment on tragic evens of last 24 hours in Florida. I am embarrassed for you and wish you would shut your dirty mouth and
    Uneducated and vulgar tweets.

  2. steven kroll says:

    When will Our leaders wake up? Trump’s right political correctness is going to get us killed,

  3. Pat says:

    Not the time for this Donald. You are an egotistical nut job.

  4. This is what Trump actually said…..Yahoo, when are you going to get it right?

    Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
    Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!
    11:43 AM – 12 Jun 2016

  5. stevenkovacs says:

    Trump at least not in denial of obvious truth that USA has Islamist terrorists living here like ticking time bombs.

  6. John Mayor says:

    For those who may wonder about Islam… and its place in the world… I offer you the following…

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    JESUS CHRIST, MUHAMMAD, AND THE GOP

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    In an attempt to ascertain the Biblical Truth concerning the veracity of the “claims” attributed to the said prophet Muhammad (by whomever, and whenever), and afterupon my examination of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and the Quran, I happened upon a couple of remarkable verses in the Book of Luke, in the New Testament, of the Bible (although, found elsewhere, within the New Testament!).

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    Under the Book of Luke, Chapter 16, Verse 16, we read, “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed UNTIL (my emphasis) John (i.e., John the Baptist!).”… and, within the Book of Luke, Chapter 7, Verse 28, we read, “I say to you, among those born of women, there is NO ONE GREATER (my emphasis) than John (i.e., John the Baptist!)”! [Gideons Translation]

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    Simply stated, if the claim on page 8 of the book titled, The Quran Translated: Message For Humanity, is correct… and which reads, “… Being the last of these Prophets, Muhammad was to be God’s FINAL (and thus, ULTIMATE!) Messenger!…”… then!… the words attributed to Christ within the Book of Luke, Chapter 7, Verse 28, are UNTRUE! And so!… making Christ “confused”– at best!… or– worse!– A LIAR! But, if the words of Christ within the Book of Luke, Chapter 7, Verse 28, and, in Chapter 16, Verse 16, are TRUE!… then!… not only was Muhammad NOT the greatest of the Prophets, he (Muhammad!)– AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY!– COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A PROPHET, AT ALL (i.e., as such is described, within the pages of the Bible!)! For!… and apart from Christ’s words in Luke 7: 28 (extolling praise, glory, and the Seal of Finality on John the Baptist!)… how could the Law and the Prophets be up UNTIL John, yet– nevertheless!– a subsequent prophet (and yea!… supposedly!… THE GREATEST PROPHET!) is revealed some six hundred years after the fact, of the time of Christ (see, Quran, CH 33: 41… and note: With the exception of Ahmadi Muslims, “Khatamu ’n-Nabiyyīn”– “Seal of the Prophets”!– is regarded by Muslims to mean that Muhammad was the last of the prophets sent by God!)?

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    And thus, the battle… then!… obviously!… is between the claims proffered by the self-styled prophet of God, Muhammad!… and, the claims CLEARLY ATTRIBUTED to Christ! And as for the said appearance of Archangel Gabriel to Muhammad to bestow upon Muhammad a SPECIAL PROPHETIC DISPENSATION (as outlined in the work, The Quran Translated: Message For Humanity!), such an act by Gabriel (something not mentioned in the Bible!) would put Gabriel in conflict with the words– and will!– of Jesus Christ!… and– ultimately!– in conflict with GOD! And so, if the said prophet Muhammad did in fact receive a visit from an Angel, I would strongly assert that that Angel, was someone OTHER, than Gabriel!
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    And so!… there can be only ONE!… CLEAR!… resolve to this epistemologic dilemma!:… either Jesus Christ or Muhammad, was “confused”!… OR!… A LIAR! For!… God is not “confused”!… and God is not a LIAR! And!… as there is OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE for the veracity of the claims put forward by Jesus Christ, the “confusion”!… OR!… DISHONESTY!… IS NOT CHRIST’S! As 1 John 2: 22 states, Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the ANTICHRIST!– denying the Father and the Son. [NIV]

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    But with regard to the “conservative reaction” to Islam… the view of the “self-avowed/ averred” “CHRISTIAN RIGHT (and its supporters… e.g., the Right-wing GOP!)”, that THESE have a “DEVINE/ SACROSANCT DISPENSATION (i.e., one ‘blessed by God’!… AND YEA, ‘A RIGHT, AT THE HEART, OF THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST!’)”, and/ or, a “SACROSANCT HUMAN RIGHT (i.e., in deference to the non-Christian, Humanist members of the GOP!)” to bear arms in defence of themselves (e.g., against the likes of ISIS!), and in defence of the “downtrodden” of the world… is… well!… SUSPECT! And!… begs the question: “Is their ‘DEVINE POSTURE’, and ‘DEFENSIVE POSITION’, JUSTIFIED THROUGH JESUS CHRIST?” Well… let us examine (i.e., those who profess Christ!) a few further New Testament passages, to find out!

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    In Matthew Chapter 05, Verse 38, Christ states: “You’ve heard that it has been said: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, THAT YOU NOT RESIST (PHYSICALLY CONTEND WITH!) EVIL: WHOSOEVER SHALL HIT YOU ON ONE CHEEK, TURN TO THAT ONE, ALSO, THE OTHER.” In Matthew Chapter 10, Verse 16, Christ states, “Be aware!… I send you out AS SHEEP, in the midst of wolves; therefore, be as wise as serpents, BUT HARMLESS, AS DOVES.”

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    Next, the ensuing is a question put to Christ from a Pharisaic lawyer… in an effort to tempt Christ! In Matthew, Chapter 22, Verse 36, the Pharisaic lawyer asks (in an attempt to catch Jesus in some act of pompous pontification, and religious sophistry!): “Master, which is the GREAT COMMANDMENT in the Law?”; V37) Jesus said unto him, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND”; V38) “THIS IS THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT”; V39) “AND THE SECOND IS LIKE UNTO IT!… ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, AS YOURSELF'”; V40) “ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS, HANG ALL THE LAW, AND THE PROPHETS!”

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    Next, are the words of Paul to the Ephesians, concerning the Christian’s struggle with evil: In Ephesians Chapter 06, Verse 12, Paul states: “FOR WE (CHRISTIANS!) WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD; BUT, AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.”

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    Next, in advance of His anticipated sojourn to the Garden of Gethsemene, Jesus sought to convey an important message to His entourage– and, to all others who might bear witness (then, and in the future!)!– about the error of physically resisting/ contending with evil (in an effort to vanquish it!)! And!… in preparation!… set in motion, the ensuing means– whereby!– His message to be told, could be told!

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    In Luke, Chapter 22, Verse 36, Christ states to His entourage: “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it!… and likewise, a knapsack! And let the one who has no sword, sell his cloak, and buy one (a sword!)”; V37) “For I tell you, that this Scripture must be fulfilled… in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.'” “For what is written about Me, has its fulfillment”; V38) And they said (those with Christ!): “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And He (Jesus!) said to them: “It is enough”; V39) And when Jesus came out, He went (as was His custom!) to the Mount of Olives; and His disciples followed him.

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    Subsequently, and upon completion of His efforts in the Garden of Gethsemene, Jesus stood ready to confront the evil, advancing upon Him and His followers. In Matthew, Chapter 26, Verse 46, Jesus states: “Rise, let us be going. See… My betrayer is at hand”; V47) While He was still speaking, Judas came (one of the original twelve disciples!)… and, with him, a great crowd… with swords, and clubs… from the Chief Priests… to the elders of the people; V48) Now the betrayer had given them (those with Judas!) a sign; and, saying to them (those with Judas!): “The one I will kiss, is the man… seize Him”; V49) And he came up to Jesus, at once, and said: “Greetings, Rabbi!”… and he (Judas!) kissed Him (Jesus!); V50) Jesus said to him: “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they (those with Judas!) came up, and laid hands on Jesus… and seized Him; V51) And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, drew his sword (i.e., Simon… Peter… see, John 18: 10)… , and struck the servant of the High Priest… cutting off his ear; V52) Then Jesus said to the one (Peter) who drew the sword: “PUT YOUR SWORD BACK INTO ITS PLACE. FOR ‘ALL’ WHO USE THE SWORD, WILL PERISH BY THE SWORD”; V53) “DO YOU THINK THAT I CAN’T APPEAL TO MY FATHER?… WHO WILL, AT ONCE, SEND ME MORE THAN TWELVE LEGIONS OF ANGELS!”; V54) “BUT HOW, THEN (if God were to do this!… Jesus continued!) SHALL THE SCRIPTURES BE FULFILLED?”… THAT THUS, IT MUST BE SO (i.e., that the prophesied events should happen in the manner, as was prophesied!)?”

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    An interesting response to His disciples– to say the least!… and, after having compelled them to buy, and bring the weapons, in the first place! And!… at a time, of the greatest physical threat to the life of Jesus!… that would lead to His very crucifixion! But!– and as it turned out!– to teach them (and all who would eventually receive these actions, and words!), an important lesson:… VENGENCE IS GOD’S PREROGATIVE!– NOT MAN’S!; VENGENCE IS NOT THE RESERVE OF THOSE CLAIMING CHRIST!; AND, IT IS NOT TO BE METED OUT, IN THIS WORLD! And!… Jesus adds an additional reinforcement, in the Book of John…

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    In John, Chapter 18, Verse 36, Jesus states: “MY KINGDOM ‘IS NOT’ OF THIS WORLD!… IF IT WERE, MY SERVANTS ‘WOULD HAVE FOUGHT (and I’ll add here… when Judas, and his gang, met Christ!)’, THAT I MIGHT NOT BE DELIVERED OVER TO THE JEWS!…”

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    In other words, the servants of Christ DID NOT PHYSICALLY RESIST EVIL!… EITHER TO SAVE CHRIST, OR THEMSELVES!… AND!… MOST IMPORTANTLY!… WERE COMMANDED BY CHRIST, NOT TO DO SO!

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    And so, are we (who profess Christ!) to adopt the view… today!… in 2016!… that THIS WORLD (the world that Christ declared was NOT His Kingdom!), IS TO BE MADE HIS KINGDOM!… IS TO BE MADE “OUR” KINGDOM!… THROUGH BLOODSHED? AND!… AS IF!… THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, HAD ARRIVED!

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    And further… and in a perverse– SATANIC-BACKED!– attempt to subvert the simple story of the AGAPE LOVE of Jesus Christ for God, and for mankind, the following Bible passage is often cited as some kind of “DEVINE SUPPORT” for the position, that “CHRISTIANS” should “BATTLE EVIL THROUGH THE FLESH”!

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    In John, Chapter 15, Verse 13, Christ states: “GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE, THAN THIS: THAT ONE LAY DOWN ONE’S LIFE, FOR ONE’S FRIENDS!”

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    The questions to be asked here, are these: “Is the ‘laying down’ of one’s life for one’s friends (AS A CHRISTIAN!), the same as TAKING THE LIFE OF ANOTHER, OR THE LIVES OF OTHERS, IN ONE’S DEFENCE OF ONE’S FRIENDS?” And if so, how can/ does such a position remain CONSISTENT, with the totality– AND CLEAR!– teachings, of Jesus Christ?

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    Simply put, given all of the aforenoted Scriptures (and those unstated!), there can be ONLY ONE INTERPRETATION of/ for John, Chapter 15, Verse 13… and that is: “OUR ‘LAYING DOWN’ OF ONE’S LIFE FOR A FRIEND– I.E., AS A TRUE CHRISTIAN, AND IN THE SPIRIT OF GOD!– MUST BE IN THE MANNER, OF JESUS CHRIST (I.E., ‘WITHOUT’ THE SHEDDING OF THE BLOOD, OF ANY OTHER)!”

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    As a footnote– AND PLEA!– to the followers of Islam, and to the Global Muslim Community (leaving aside, for the moment, those who are of other faiths!): remember!… Islam attests to the existence of the person of Jesus Christ; however, the Old Testament (the Testament and Bible, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!… and to which, Islam subscribes!) DOES NOT ATTEST TO THE PERSON OF MUHAMMAD! And a Testament, and Bible, that preceded the birth of Jesus Christ!… and!… His New Testament!

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    One can only speculate as to why Muhammad, and Islam emerged! Possibly the encroachment of Judaism!… and possibly the additional encroachment of the Roman Catholic movement (the latter of which, St. Paul… in tears!… warned the 1st century Christians, would arise! And!… which took the lives of many Christians, and non-christians alike!… and!… in the name of God, and Christ!)! But, whatever the reasons!… the words of Christ are clear!… John the Baptist!… was!… THE ONLY FINAL!… AND GREAT, PROPHET OF GOD!

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    Please!… no emails!

  7. John says:

    This Orlando shooter might have just handed Donald Trump the Presidency.

    • Heartfelt says:

      I would certainly trust Donald Trump with the nation’s security over Hillary Clinton, who refuses to call the enemy by name for fear that she will “hurt their feelings.” They are both idiots, Clinton and Trump, but I’ll take my family’s safety over all. Trump gets my vote.

      • John says:

        I agree. Trump might be a bully. But I’d rather have a President that will fight for the American people and fight against the terrorists with the same bully tenacity, than a President who only backs down from the Muslim nations.

  8. veganjules says:

    As a vegan lefty, Trump hasn’t said anything wrong. He’s mostly right. But I’m more of the Maher stance: Islam is ridiculous and the west makes better sense when we are righteous (not often).

    • blip says:

      So while your prize bully rants and yells, Congress will nod and smile until the guys show up with the straitjacket and haul him off to a nice quiet padded room. Got it.

  9. Spike says:

    Hey all you neo-liberal/socialist wimps, stop whining. Trump tweeted he wants no congrats. he was just acknowledging the congrats. We have a serious problem in this country: the jihadists are now on our shores. plain and simple. and Obama sits with his thumb up his ass in the white house.

    • blip says:

      So how are you going to weed out those “radicals,” honey? Shut down the internet? (There goes darling Donny’s primary mode of communication right there.) Or maybe go door to door and beat or shoot those who don’t have a Bible, or who refuse to identify as Christian? Your so-called “toughness” is nothing more than bigotry. It’s just ISIS in a different name.

    • You’re absolutely right Spike.Hopefully there’s still enough of us left to snatch the soul of America from the grip of hell we’ve had shoved down our throats the past 7 years.

  10. Trump is right. Defilers of the bible made what is seen. God is life not death. I recommend the KJV Cambridge editon 1611 or 1900 bible.

    • ktguest says:

      Take your bible and shove it. More evil has been committed in the name of religion – ALL religion – than anything else on the planet.

      • Heartfelt says:

        ktguest, you’re part of problem. Intolerant, bigoted, and might I add, a bit stupid. artiewhitefox is dead on.

      • The bible has been misused in many ways. People who misuse it end up being like the I want Jesus dead people. They make the nude form to be indecent or adult only or something like that. God is not in it. God wants people to have circumcised hearts to be a new creature. That is in 12 places in the bible. Teachers of it discard those verses and many more. They make God’s word say what God would never say.

      • ERYQ McLovin says:

        The Bible LMFAO really?

  11. MyMuse311 says:

    Accepting congrats? Only Donald Trump would think this was about him.

    • blip says:

      Isn’t that the same precious Bible that says that homosexuals should be put to death…?

      • God is not the business of putting anyone to death. He is the God of life. They that think otherwise do greatly err. They that Err taught People like ISIS to emulate Satan the god of death who is a gold covered gem studded being impersonating angelic angels and God himself. That being wants to do that standing on the earth. Get away from that being when seen. He will want to possess whoever like he possessed Muhammad.

  12. Bob says:

    OMG! The Tangerine Tyrant has tweeted again! “Congratulations?!” No one, NO ONE, congratulated him, except his multiple personalities.

  13. craigbe says:

    How does the author know that Trump was actually horrified by the shooting? Just curious what data or evidence there is to support what the author wrote.

    • Heartfelt says:

      Did you read all his other tweets about the Orlando incident, or just the one that you could scream victim about?

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