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The more Orlando-like instances happen, the more Donald Trump will gain

By Shubham

The Orlando mass shooting will, besides the US haters, will also work in favour of one prominent American and that is Republican presumptive candidate for this year's presidential election Donald Trump.

The reason is simple: The more such incidents occur and a Muslim hand is found perpetrating the crime, the more backing will Trump's call for a ban on Muslims will get in his country.

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Centrist voices will find it difficult as more such tragedy occurs

Centrist voices like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, will find it tougher to defend their positions on minorities. [US has seen more mass shootings than any other country]

Obama, anyhow, has lived his life in the White House and it will be Clinton who will face more damage because of the Orlando-like instances.

Trump's self-congratulatory tweet proved that he has mastered the game now

That Trump felt vindicated by the tragedy could be seen from the tweet he posted saying: "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!" [Dented but not scared, says USA's gay community]

The self-obsessed politician capitalised on the incident to launch another attack Clinton, with who he is most likely to lock horns in the November election.

Trump, who accused Clinton of dramatically increasing admissions from the Middle East, said he knew it was going to happen and things would get worse. Certainly a vote-catching statement.

US: Is the melting pot melting down?

It is unfortunate that a melting pot like the US has started melting down as one form of extremism is giving rise to another, ensuring that the bloodshed will never cease. But such outcomes are also inevitable when the centrist forces fail to address issues that are threatening.

The demagogue in Trump wasted no time to capitalise on the tragedy and reiterated his call to ban Muslims

The demagogue in Trump will get stronger with each instance like Orlando and not waste any time to engage the people in fierce attacks over medium like social media which has become a big part of electioneering nowadays.

Clinton's measured reaction will be seen more as politically correct

Clinton's measured reaction in the wake of the attack that saw 50 people dead and over 50 injured was expressed more through formal wordings like "defending people at home and abroad", "an act of terror" or "a tragedy that requires serious response" but given the Americans' growing anger in these turbulent times, Trump's politically incorrect expressions used in this election year are bound to get a bigger audience.

Clinton's campaign might denounce Trump for putting out "political attacks, weak platitudes and self-congratulations" but those will work better in these conditions.

In fact, Trump's strong reaction on issues like Orlando massacre will also diminish his intra-party opposition. The fact that few Republicans spoke against his call for a ban on Muslims on Sunday makes it evident.

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