We continue to mourn the lives taken in Orlando and we take up space in solidarity with the victims’ loved ones and the affected communities. As a political news platform, we’re also monitoring the political ramifications of the attack, specifically the reaction from the Republican nominee for president, who is brazenly exploiting the massacre.

Donald sees the slaughter of 50 people as an opportunity to sow hate about an entire religion. And he believes it gives him license to single out our president — his president — for outrageous accusations.

Like this one:

“Something else in mind” is a very dangerous phrase in this context and it takes a special kind of intemperance to utter it.

There’s more. Here’s Donald on Fox talking about Trojan Horses, and suggesting, nefariously, that President Obama “gets it better than anybody understands.”

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