In Refocused N.H. Speech, Trump to Address Orlando Attack, Immigration

Jun 13, 2016

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Donald Trump will deliver a "major speech" in New Hampshire Monday he says will focus on Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, as well as immigration and national security.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee switched the focus of the address following the shooting at a gay nightclub, in which the shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateem, killed 49 and injured 53 others.

It's the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history.

The speech, set for 2:30 at Saint Anselm College, was originally going to be a focused attack on Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Clinton will be delivering her own speech in response to the attack Monday in Cleveland.

Following the attack, Trump canceled a rally set for Monday night in Portsmouth, as well as a New Hampshire fundraiser.

Trump spent much of Sunday responding to the attack on Twitter, including one tweet where he said, "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism."

Monday's speech at Saint Anselm College is a closed event and is not open to the public. In a press release, the college says "there will not be an area for supporters or protesters to gather."