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Donald Trump Reacts to Ohio State University Attack

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Donald Trump issued a response to the attack at Ohio State University in Columbus on Monday. Nine people were wounded and police said a suspect was shot and killed by an officer. The suspect was 18-year-old Somali man Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

Trump posted his first comments on Facebook instead of Twitter. His statement was posted before information on the suspect was known.

Watching the news unfold at Ohio State University. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the students and administration.
Excellent job by the Ohio State University Emergency Management Team (OSU_EMFP) in immediately notifying students & faculty via social media with the message: “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”
THANK YOU to all FIRST RESPONDERS who reacted immediately and eliminated the threat on campus.

After information on the suspect was revealed, Trump waited until early Wednesday morning to Tweet a comment.

Dan Scavino, a Trump staffer, did tweet a message on Monday, which was retweeted by the official Trump team.

Trump still hasn’t released a statement since the identity of the suspect was revealed. However, Vice President-elect Mike Pence posted the following message on Twitter:

Ohio State University Emergency Management first told students of an active shooter situation shortly before 10 a.m. ET on Twitter. Subsequent tweets asked everyone not on campus already to stay away and confirmed that all classes were cancelled.

Trump frequently commented on shootings or attacks during the campaign. The president-elect’s first comments on the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting in June drew heavy criticism, since he wrote, “Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance” before there was evidence that shooter Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Some online have suggested that the suspect’s actions mirror typical ISIS actions, although the suspect being inspired by or connected to the Islamic State has not been confirmed. Police say the suspect drove his car into a crowd of people and used a knife to attack. OSU confirmed that some of the victims had stab wounds, while others looked like they were injured by the car.

NBC News reports that the suspect was an 18-year-old who attended OSU and was a Somali refugee. His parents are legal resident of the U.S. The motive is unknown, but OSU Police Chief Craig Stone told the media that “this was done on purpose.”

NBC News later reported that the name of the suspect is Abdul Razak Ali Artan. The officer who shot the suspect was identified as Alan Horujko.

Days before the election on November 8, when Trump spoke in Minnesota, he told his supporters that they have “suffered enough” from the Somali refugees who live in that state. “Here in Minnesota you have seen firsthand the problems caused with faulty refugee vetting, with large numbers of Somali refugees coming into your state, without your knowledge, without your support or approval,” Trump said.

Trump’s comments came after a knife attack at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The suspect in that case was Somali refugee Dahir Ahmed Adan.

The Somali Community Association of Ohio estimates that there are 45,000 Somalis in Ohio.

Is ISIS Behind the Ohio State University ‘Shooting’ Today? Yes.

Following confirmed reports of an attack on the Ohio State University campus, online chatter has people wondering if the Somali suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan was inspired by the Islamic State. The use of a car to drive over people suggests this.

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  3. Should every American who is descended from immigrants be deported immediately? That will leave only Native Americans. How many generations in America makes one safe from deportation – one generation = deporting millions of people; two generations = deporting 10 ‘s if millions of people; and so on, and so on. What do we do with Donald Trump and a Mike Pence, both if whom are descendents of immigrants to the United States – or as Mr. Trump would demand, show us birth certificates proving every descendant of yours was born in America, making greater than 300,000,000 Americans subject to deportation, including Trump and Pence. And while we are ammending our constitution to deprive native born Americans citizenship, let’s get rid of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, and let’s get rid of the presidency, congress, and the Supreme Court. In fact, let’s get rid of the whole Constitution. No, America is based on a legal contract between it’s people and it’s government. Mr. Trump and Mr, Pence, please keep the sacred promise of 1788 and 1776 which has gotten America to its place as the predominant nation in the World. Please stop foaming anti-democratic rhetoric from your uncontrolled mouths. You were elected the leaders of the United States according to the rules set down in our Constitution. (You didn’t even win a majority of the votes or the most votes cast). If you abandon the Constutution, you destroy your legal right to run this country. Think before you utter another word. If you abandon the Constitution, majority rules (and you lose the Presidency).

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