Hillary Clinton railed against Donald Trump’s suggestion that he would broaden his ban on more people at a campaign rally on Tuesday and called his reaction to the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida “shameful.”
“What Donald Trump is saying is shameful, it is disrespectful to the people who were killed and wounded and their families,” Clinton said at an event in Pittsburgh.
On Monday, Trump had called for expanding his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States to include all people from areas with a “proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies” in the wake of the Orlando attack.
Clinton said this approach would weaken the country’s partners in Muslim countries to fight terrorists, make it more difficult to develop partnerships domestically and turn Americans against each other.
“But Donald won’t listen to any of this because he says he knows more about ISIS than the generals do,” Clinton said. “It’s almost hard to even think of what to say about that claim.”
She called Trump’s speech on Monday “nonsensical,” noting that Trump at first said that the 29 year-old Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, was born in Afghanistan.
“He was born in Queens, New York just like Donald himself,” she said.
Clinton also argued that Trump made inaccurate statements about her in his speech, including saying that she wanted to ban the Second Amendment and allow a flood of refugees into the country without screening them.
“These are demonstrably lies but he feels compelled to tell them because he has to distract us from the fact that he has nothing substantive to say for himself,” Clinton said.
Clinton also put Trump on blast for once being a leader of the “birther” movement in questioning President Barack Obama’s birthplace until she said Trump “had to be reminded that Hawaii is part of the United States.”
She then segued to Trump’s attack on the federal judge presiding over Trump University cases in California. Trump questioned U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s ability to fairly judge those cases because of his “Mexican heritage.” Curiel was born in Indiana.
“He had to be reminded Indiana is in the United States,” Clinton said.
She called Trump’s suggestion that President Obama was somehow connected to extremists “way beyond anything that should be said by someone running for President of the United States.”
This post has been updated.