Donald Trump: Critics Like Romney Quiet After Orlando Attack Because They Know I’m Right

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During his Monday morning appearance on Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said that criticism from establishment Republicans such as Mitt Romney of his security proposals — most controversially including a temporary ban on Muslim immigration — grew decidedly muted after the latest terrorist rampage in Orlando.

“Something like this happens, and now they stop talking. As soon as this happens, they immediately stop talking about me and my views, because they say, ‘wow, maybe Trump is right,’” he said.

“We have to get very tough, and very strong, and very vigilant. Otherwise, we’re not going to have a country left,” Trump urged.

The outspoken candidate will surely court more controversy with his contention that the Muslim community in the United States isn’t doing enough to help catch terrorists before they strike.

“We need better intelligence-gathering information, and if we don’t get it fast, we’re going to be in trouble,” he continued. “You have to understand that people in the community, Muslims, they live in a community of Muslims, they don’t report these people. They know the people.”

“If you look at San Bernardino, they knew that those people were off. They knew, they saw it. They had bombs all over the floor of their apartment. You know, this isn’t exactly a typical thing. There were bombs all over that apartment. Many people saw that apartment. Many people saw those bombs. They don’t call to talk about it. They don’t call in to say, you know, ‘get over here to inspect this apartment, there’s something going on.”

“You will find that with this maniac – I don’t even want to say his name, I’ll never say his name – you’ll find with this maniac that many people in the community knew that he was off, that he was going to explode,” Trump predicted. “And they don’t report him. They don’t report him. So we need much better intelligence-gathering information, because I think this is the beginning of a lot of bad stuff going to happen.”

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