Clinton, Trump adjust politicking following Florida shooting
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are adjusting their presidential politicking, first offering prayers and support to the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. But they both infused their sympathy with statements that favor their presidential aspirations.
The presumptive candidates made statements hours after a gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people and wounding another 53 before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers.
Clinton today pushed for gun control and reached out to a key constituency – gays and lesbians. As she put it, " To the LGBT community: please know that you have millions of allies across our country. I am one of them."
Her campaign announced it was postponing its first joint event with President Barack Obama on Wednesday in Wisconsin.
Trump says he’s changing the focus of his speech Monday at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire from his case against Clinton to "this terrorist attack, immigration and national security."
He also noted that he "said this was going to happen" and repeated his call for Obama to resign for refusing to use the words "radical Islam." Clinton, Trump added, should drop out of the presidential race for the same reason.