Hillary Clinton, N.C. politicians condemn Trump’s message

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Hillary Clinton at the CNN Democratic Town Hall on Monday, January 25.

PITTSBURGH, Penn. — Campaigning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, today, Hillary Clinton condemned Donald Trump’s reaction to the Orlando shooting massacre.

“Yesterday morning, just one day after the massacre, he went on TV and suggested that President Obama is on the side of the terrorists,” Clinton told supporters. “Even in a time of divided politics- this is way beyond anything that should be said by someone running for President of the United States. And I have to ask, will responsible Republican leaders stand up to their presumptive nominee? Or will they stand by his accusation about our President?”

Tuesday, U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams released a statement, which said in part, “”Whether it was doubling down on his proposed Muslim-ban or accusing President Obama of ISIS sympathies, Donald Trump’s unhinged rhetoric won’t make anyone safer and will instead divide our country further.”

Former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan also said in a statement, “Yesterday was a preview of Donald Trump as commander-in-chief, and it was a scary sight. Donald Trump has neither the temperament nor the judgment to lead this nation, and I hope that my fellow Greensboro residents will keep that in mind when he visits our community this evening.”

In a tweet today, Donald Trump said, “Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.”

“If Donald suggests I won’t call this threat what it, he hasn’t been listening,” Clinton said in her speech. “What I will not do is demonize and declare war on an entire religion.”

Clinton is set to speak in Raleigh next Tuesday, June 21.