Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
|Donald J. Trump has repeatedly promised a “pivot” toward a softer, gentler, more refined version of his candidacy since he emerged as the presumptive Republican nominee. But on Monday, Mr. Trump’s television interviews and speeches made clear that such a pivot would never come.|
|In four morning interviews, Mr. Trump stood by his ban on Muslim immigrants and said that President Obama was incompetent or knew much more than he was letting on about the type of terrorist threat the country faces. That statement, which Mr. Trump declined to completely clarify in a statement to Bloomberg Politics late in the day, was taken by some as implying that Mr. Obama, whose critics have tried to smear him as a Muslim in disguise, was sympathetic to terrorists.|
|Later in the day, in a speech in New Hampshire, Mr. Trump expanded on his proposed immigration ban and also called for large-scale surveillance of activities of Muslims in the country.|
|The speech was a stark contrast to one delivered shortly before by Hillary Clinton, who made no direct mention of Mr. Trump and urged the type of conciliatory notes that the nation struck immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. She made a muscular defense argument, similar to the one Mr. Trump struck, but she proposed a more globalist view of the world than he did.|
|Mr. Trump is making a bet that a nation terrified of another attack like the one at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.,
over the weekend will be open to proposals that are fundamentally
different from anything any major-party nominee has recommended in
modern history. That bet will not be clear until closer to Election Day.|
By JONATHAN MARTIN AND ALEXANDER BURNS
Mr. Trump appeared to broaden his proposed ban on Muslim immigrants, while Hillary Clinton accused him of damaging efforts to defeat terrorism.
By NICK CORASANITI AND MATT FLEGENHEIMER
Mr. Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, spoke about terrorism and national security in New Hampshire after Mrs. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, also spoke, a day after the deadly shootings in Orlando, Fla.
Sam Hodgson for The New York Times
By PATRICK HEALY
Unlike previous deadly attacks, there was a diverse reaction across the United States and among politicians about the rampage in Florida.
By YAMICHE ALCINDOR AND ALAN RAPPEPORT
With little at stake in the District of Columbia contest on Tuesday, Mr. Sanders is expected to seek assurances that his rival will champion many of his ideas.
By MARK MAZZETTI, ERIC LICHTBLAU AND ALAN BLINDER
Questioning how much the killings were the act of a deeply disturbed man, and how much Omar Mateen was driven by religious or political ideology.