Trump tweeted a remembrance on the anniversary of the attack
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled against Trump's travel ban
The day after the Pulse nightclub in Orlando became the site of the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11, then-candidate Donald Trump reiterated his plans to cut off Syrian refugees from the US, produced the latest iteration of his Muslim ban and previewed his calls for extreme vetting of visitors from Muslim-majority countries.
Never mind that the attack’s perpetrator, Omar Mateen, was born in New York. The Pulse nightclub shooting was another terrorist attack, and another opportunity for Trump – as he did in the wake of the attack in San Bernardino, California, and others – to pick up on the fears gripping the country and give him the bump in the polls he argued terrorist attacks could deliver.
One year later, Trump remembered the attacks on Twitter, writing: “We will NEVER FORGET the victims who lost their lives one year ago today in the horrific #PulseNightClub shooting.”
But the policies he proposed in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting that claimed those lives have yet to become a reality – and a federal appeals court Monday dealt its latest repudiation of Trump’s attempt to “suspend immigration from areas of the world where there’s a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies,” as he promised to do a year ago in reaction to the Orlando attack.