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Trump: Obama ‘more angry at me’ than Orlando shooter

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Donald Trump on Tuesday said President Obama is directing displaced anger at him in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando.

“I watched President Obama today and he was more angry at me than the shooter,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Greensboro, N.C., that was interrupted at least three times by protesters.

{mosads}“The level of anger, that’s the kind of anger he should have for the shooter and these killers that shouldn’t be here,” the GOP’s de facto presidential nominee added. “We have a radical Islamic terrorism problem.

“We can say we don’t, we can pretend, like Obama, we don’t. He talked about it for a long time today and nobody at the end of that speech knew anything else besides, ‘Boy, does he hate Donald Trump.’”

Obama blasted Trump earlier Tuesday for creating a “political distraction” over whether he used the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism.”

“[It] has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with actually defeating extremism,” Obama said. “If there’s anyone out there who thinks we’re confused by who our enemies are, that would come as a surprise to the thousands of terrorists we’ve taken off the battlefield.”

Trump struck back Tuesday evening, arguing that Obama’s leadership is so bad it had forced him to enter politics.

“I would have been very happy had Obama been a great president,” he said. “He’s been one hell of a lousy president. He’s done a terrible job. What’s happening to our country is devastating and embarrassing and our lives will never be the same.”

Obama and Trump are sparring over Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, the deadliest in U.S. history.

Forty-nine people were killed and 53 others were injured when a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning at Pulse, a gay nightclub.

Authorities have since identified Omar Mateen, 29, as the shooter after his death in a battle with responding police.

Mateen reportedly voiced support for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria while attacking the nightspot.

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