Trump copied and pasted unsourced tweet with unconfirmed info about massacre
Donald Trump copied and pasted the tweet of a former Breitbart editor, repeating an unconfirmed report that the Orlando shooter shouted “Allah hu Akbar!” and linking that tragedy to a man arrested with rifles near a gay parade in Los Angeles.
At this point, no law enforcement officials have confirmed that the gunman yelled “Allah hu Akbar” during the attack. In addition, the LA Times reported that law enforcement do not believe that the man arrested near the Los Angeles parade was connected to the Orlando shooting. Sebastian Gorka sent out the original tweet that Trump appeared to have copied. According to an April Buzzfeed report, Gorka is a former Breitbart news national security editor and was paid $8,000 by the Trump campaign for “policy consulting.” He reportedly owns a national security consulting group.