Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims and those from countries with ties to terrorists would not have stopped the mass shooting in an Orlando, Florida nightclub, Hillary Clinton said at a rally in the US state of Ohio on Tuesday.
The Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee also noted several dangers of Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
“The terrorist who carried out this attack wasn’t born in Afghanistan as Donald Trump said yesterday, he was born in Queens, New York… so Muslim bans and immigration reforms would not have stopped him,” Clinton stated. “They would not have saved a single life in Orlando.”
Clinton said it would make it harder to fight terrorism because we “rely on partners in Muslim countries… [and] need to build trust in Muslim communities here at home to counter radicalization.”
Daesh militants will increase their numbers by using Trump’s words as a recruiting tool, Clinton added, and would turn Americans against Americans, which is what the terrorist group wants.
On Sunday morning, a 29-year-old US citizen, Omar Mateen, opened fire in a gay nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others before police killed him.