Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested that President Barack Obama was sympathetic to terrorists following the terrorist attack on June 12 in Orlando, Florida (video below).
Trump made his remarks while calling into "Fox and Friends," notes POLITICO:
We're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he's got something else in mind. And the something else in mind, you know, people can't believe it. People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the ways he acts and can't even mention the words "radical Islamic terrorism." There's something going on. It's inconceivable. There's something going on.
Obama has said for years that he refuses to lay blame on any specific religion for terrorism.
Trump didn't say exactly what the "something" is, but also renewed his opposition to Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS terrorism even though the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, was born in the U.S.
Trump didn't mention that Obama is conducting multiple small wars around the globe against terrorists.
Later in the same broadcast, co-host Steve Doocy said that President Obama wanted to take away "life-saving armor" such as the "Kevlar helmet " and "the vehicle known as the BearCat," notes Media Matters:
Take a look at this. A bullet hit the officer’s head, but because of this Kevlar helmet we’re going to put up right there, he was able to walk away with only a minor injury to his eye. So, why is the Obama administration pushing to take away life-saving armor like this and the vehicle known as the BearCat?
... The BearCat they used at one point during the siege to poke a couple of holes in the side of the building, because there was only one door in and out ... those are some of the holes right there. And yet, it wasn’t that long ago where we heard a number of people from the political left say, "You know what, the local police departments have too much heavy artillery. We really have to take that stuff away from them." Well, if they had taken away the BearCat, a lot of those people in that building yesterday would have died as well.
The Guardian noted in May 2015 that the list of non-prohibited items per White House guidelines included "modified M-16 assault rifles, Humvees, helicopters, night-vision goggles, mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs), BearCat vehicles, military-style helmets, shin guards, shields -- and on."
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