"Horrific incident in FL. Praying for all the victims & their families. When will this stop? When will we get tough, smart & vigilant?… Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!" Trump said on his Twitter account.
In the course of his campaign, the Republican frontrunner has been widely criticized for his controversial statements, including with regard to immigrants, Mexicans, Muslims, and women.
In December 2015, Trump proposed a "total and complete" ban for Muslims entering the United States, as well as an Islamic registration and control of certain mosques.