Hillary Clinton on Friday met privately
with the families and friends of the 49 people who died last month in
a mass shooting in Orlando.
The attack took place at the gay
nightclub Pulse. Dozens more were injured in the attack.
After the meeting, Clinton attended a
roundtable community meeting with city leaders, LGBT activists and
religious leaders, The Washington Post reported.
“We need to acknowledge and be very
clear who this attack targeted,” Clinton said. “The Latino LGBT
community by any measure was the community that was the most severely
impacted by this terrible attack.”
“It is still dangerous to be LGBT in
America,” Clinton said. “It is an unfortunate fact but one that
needs to be said.”
Clinton again called for “sensible
“We still have to take on the
epidemic of gun violence,” Clinton
said. “Second, we have to disrupt and dismantle the global
online network that radicalizes people here in the United States.”
Clinton also visited the makeshift
memorial for the victims outside the nightclub, where she placed a
bouquet of white flowers.
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