Today, Donald Trump abhorrently suggested that President Obama was somehow complicit in this weekend’s massacre in Orlando. In an interview with Fox News, Trump effectively implied that the president is secretly a Muslim and some sort of radicalized terrorist plant.
Trump has obsessed over Obama’s place of birth, religious faith, and his “true” allegiances for years. In 2011, Trump became the de facto leader of the “birther” conspiracy movement, repeatedly questioning Obama’s citizenship and openly proclaiming that “maybe [his birth certificate] says he is a Muslim.”
Trump’s latest suggestion, that the president wants terrorism to happen, is despicable, but nothing new — it’s been months in the making:
Published: Jun 13, 2016