By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, June 13, Trump’s Montgomery River Region Co-Chair, former State Representative Perry O Hooper Jr. (R) said that the attack on the Pulse nightclub was an attack on us all, no less than the World Trade Center attack.
Co-Chair Hooper said, “My heart goes out to families of the victims and my prayers are with the survivors of this Radical Islamic attack. The attack on the Pulse nightclub was an attack on us all, no less than the World Trade Center attack. If this is not a wakeup call, I don’t know what is. Unfortunately, the news cycle is sadly predictable. The Media and Hillary Clinton and her fellow Islamic Sympathizing Democrats lead by her mentor Barak Obama are already using this horrific event to attack the second amendment and the right of law abiding American Citizens to bear arms. They are calling for unconstitutional bans on selected guns. They will continue to refuse to admit that we are at war with radical Islamic terrorist both outside and within our borders. Lead by the leftist national media they will do their best to change to the debate to such trivial matters as how many dissatisfied students attended Trump University. From Day One of his campaign Donald Trump has hammered home national security and the war on ISIS as his number one priority. Wiping out ISIS is his goal not making deals with radical Islamic regimes such as Iran. This was an act of war. Who do want leading the response “Crooked Hillary” or Donald J. Trump.”
Presumptive Republican Nominee Donald Trump said in a speech on Monday, “The families of these wonderful people are totally devastated. Likewise, our whole nation, and indeed the whole world, is devastated. We express our deepest sympathies to the victims, the wounded, and their families. We mourn, as one people, for our nation’s loss – and pledge our support to any and all who need it.”
Trump said, “A radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub not only because he wanted to kill Americans, but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation. It is a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation. It is an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want and express their identity. It is an attack on the right of every single American to live in peace and safety in their own country.”
Candidate Trump continued, “We need to respond to this attack on America as one united people – with force, purpose and determination. But the current politically correct response cripples our ability to talk and think and act clearly. If we don’t get tough, and we don’t get smart – and fast – we’re not going to have a country anymore — there will be nothing left.”
Trump said, “We have a dysfunctional immigration system which does not permit us to know who we let into our country, and it does not permit us to protect our citizens. We have an incompetent administration, and if I am not elected President, that will not change over the next four years — but it must change, and it must change now.”
Trump reiterated his call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration: “We must find out what is going on. The ban will be lifted when we as a nation are in a position to properly and perfectly screen those people coming into our country.”
Trump said that the, “Principles of Radical Islam are incompatible with Western values and institutions. Radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-American. I refuse to allow America to become a place where gay people, Christian people, and Jewish people, are the targets of persecution and intimidation by Radical Islamic preachers of hate and violence.”
Trump said that if he is elected we will defeat ISIS overseas and, “If we want to remain a free and open society, then we have to control our borders.”
The mass casualty event in Orlando follows the one in San Bernardino, California where a Muslim couple attacked an office Christmas Party.
Donald Trump dominated the Alabama presidential primary on March 1, 2016 where he was by far the largest vote getter.