- Donald Trump also said Hillary Clinton should 'get out of this race for Presidency' following the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub
- He criticized Clinton and President Barack Obama for not linking the Orlando nightclub terror attack to 'Radical Islam'
- Trump's comments come after 50 people were killed in a shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida
- Hillary Clinton wrote a message in English, which was also translated to Spanish, which called the shooting 'horrific' and 'devastating'
- Trump also used the word 'horrific,' asking 'when will we get tough, smart & vigilant?'
- He later tweeted that he appreciated supporters sending him 'congrats' for being right on radical Islamic terrorism
- 'I don't want congrats,' he pushed back. 'I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!'
- See more Orlando shooting news at www.dailymail.co.uk/orlandoshooting
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for President Barack Obama to step down from his position after not linking the Orlando nightclub terror attack to 'Radical Islam'.
In a statement released following Obama's speech, he also said that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should 'get out of this race for Presidency'.
Trump's comments come after 50 people were killed in a shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, marking the most deadly mass shooting in US history.
He said in his statement: 'Last night, our nation was attacked by a radical Islamic terrorist. It was the worst terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11, and the second of its kind in six months. My deepest sympathy and support goes out to the victims, the wounded, and their families.
'In his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words "Radical Islam". For that reason alone, he should step down.
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The presumptive nominees for both parties, Hillary Clinton (left) and Donald Trump (right) initially reacted to this morning's shooting using Twitter
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the massacre at an Orlando nightclub that claimed 50 lives during a news conference at the White House
Omar Mateen, 29, pictured above, had called 911 before he staged his attack which killed at least 50 people, and pledged allegiance to ISIS
'If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words 'Radical Islam' she should get out of this race for the Presidency.
'If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore. Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse.
'I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We can't afford to be politically correct anymore.'
Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire at the Pulse gay club early on Sunday. He was eventually killed when police shot him dead inside the club three hours later.
Mateen was born in New York from parents who were from Afghanistan, though Trump still touted his controversial plans for a ban of all non-American Muslims coming into the United States.
He added: 'We need to protect all Americans, of all backgrounds and all beliefs, from Radical Islamic Terrorism - which has no place in an open and tolerant society.
'Radical Islam advocates hate for women, gays, Jews, Christians and all Americans. I am going to be a President for all Americans, and I am going to protect and defend all Americans. We are going to make America safe again and great again for everyone.'
President Obama pictured above speaking to the American people this afternoon. he said: 'We are still learning all the facts. This is an open investigation. We've reached no definitive judgment on the precise motivations of the killer'
Trump said that he will deliver a speech on Monday to further address the attack, immigration and national security.
Following the attack, Trump and Clinton initially took to Twitter to express their reactions to the mass shooting.
'Woke up to hear the devastating news from FL. As we wait for more information, my thoughts are with those affected by this horrific act,' Clinton wrote on Twitter, signing it with her trademark 'H' to show that the message was actually penned by the Democratic candidate.
In a statement made by her campaign later, Clinton also called for gun control.
Donald Trump suggested that many of his supporters were sending him 'congrats' for being right about radical Islamic terrorism, but he said it's not 'congrats' that he wants
Hillary Clinton reacted to the news of the Orlando shooting via Twitter, with her tweet then translated into Spanish, calling it 'devastating'
Donald Trump initially just let his readership know about the Orlando shooting and then went back to attacking Hillary Clinton on Twitter
Trump took to Twitter writing: 'Horrific incident in FL. Praying for all the victims & their families. When will this stop? When will we get tough, smart & vigilant?'
'This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets,' Clinton said.
Trump made Twitter followers aware of the shooting, then went back to attacking Clinton - this time for a new general election ad - before penning more tweets about the tragedy in Orlando, in which a gunman entered a gay nightclub and mowed down 50 people, with another 53 left injured.
'Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!' Trump wrote.
He later released the statement that called for Clinton and Obama to step down from their respective roles.
Trump's initial reaction was to tweet that there was a 'really bad shooting in Orlando.'
'Police investigating possible terrorism. Many people dead and wounded.'
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