Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump waves as he steps out of his plane for a rally in Colorado, September 17, 2016. (AFP photo)
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the recent string of suspected terror attacks across the US shows that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton can’t keep American people safe.
On Saturday, nearly 40 people were injured as a result of two blasts in New York and New jersey as well as a stabbing spree at a mall in Minnesota.
Trump took to his Twitter account on Monday and blamed the former secretary of state and President Barack Obama for the security challenges the America faces today.
“Saturday’s attacks show that failed Obama/Hillary Clinton polices won’t keep us safe! I will Make America Safe Again!” Trump said in one tweet.
“Under the leadership of Obama & Clinton, Americans have experienced more attacks at home than victories abroad. Time to change the playbook!” the New York businessman wrote in another post.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (Photo by AFP)
Trump has time and again held Obama and Clinton responsible for the creation of Daesh (ISIL), saying the pair co-founded the terror group.
Daesh (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the stabbing spree in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Sunday, stating that the attacker had responded to its call for carrying out attacks in countries that are involved in an international anti-terrorism effort in Syria and Iraq.
Clinton condemned the attack, saying, “this should steel our resolve to protect our country and defeat ISIS and other terrorist groups,” using another acronym for Daesh.
Police and security officials increased security levels in New York, after a big explosion ripped through the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, injuring 29 people.
The New Jersey explosion went off in a garbage can on the route of a Marine Corps charity run, causing no casualties.
Trump’s statements come days after he landed the endorsement of the nation’s largest police union, the Fraternal Order of Police.