Trump says President Obama Puts Enemies Before Allies


Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is responding to criticism by President Barack Obama, saying the president puts U.S. enemies ahead of its allies and the American people.

In an emailed response to questions Tuesday, Trump said the president “claims to know our enemy, and yet he continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies, and for that matter, the American people.”

He added that “when I am president, it will always be America first.”

Obama on Tuesday delivered a scathing rebuke to Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, blasting the Republican presidential nominee’s immigration proposals as dangerous and “not the America we want.”


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The Republican National Committee says policies proposed by President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would not have prevented the Orlando attacks.

In a statement Tuesday, following speeches by both Obama and Clinton that lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, RNC chairman Reince Priebus said that “the terrorists win when they convince politicians they should take away our rights.”

“That is exactly what President Obama and Hillary Clinton are proposing,” Priebus said noting that their proposals “infringe on Americans’ constitutional rights to due process and to own a gun.”

The statement notes that the Obama administration’s “hasty and politically-driven” withdrawal from Iraq and “failure to secure Libya” created a vacuum for the Islamic State group to thrive.