Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for President Barack Obama‘s resignation for what he said – or rather, what he refused to say – regarding the mass murder that took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
Trump called for Obama to step down from his position after not linking the Orlando nightclub terror attack to ‘Radical Islam’.
In a statement released following Obama’s speech, he also said that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should ‘get out of this race for Presidency’.
Trump’s comments come after 50 people were killed in a shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, marking the most deadly mass shooting in US history.
He said in his statement: ‘Last night, our nation was attacked by a radical Islamic terrorist. It was the worst terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11, and the second of its kind in six months. My deepest sympathy and support goes out to the victims, the wounded, and their families.
‘In his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words “Radical Islam”. For that reason alone, he should step down.
‘If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words ‘Radical Islam’ she should get out of this race for the Presidency.
‘If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore. Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse.
‘I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We can’t afford to be politically correct anymore.’
Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire at the Pulse gay club early on Sunday. He was eventually killed when police shot him dead inside the club three hours later.
Mateen was born in New York from parents who were from Afghanistan, though Trump still touted his controversial plans for a ban of all non-American Muslims coming into the United States.
He added: ‘We need to protect all Americans, of all backgrounds and all beliefs, from Radical Islamic Terrorism – which has no place in an open and tolerant society.
‘Radical Islam advocates hate for women, gays, Jews, Christians and all Americans. I am going to be a President for all Americans, and I am going to protect and defend all Americans. We are going to make America safe again and great again for everyone.’
This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.