This latest development emerged as Obama delivered his first speech addressing the gay nightclub massacre.
As Trump attacked Obama on his security policy, Aamaq Agency, an official news outlet for IS, said the attack was “carried out by an Islamic State fighter.”
Now the deadliest shooting in US history, this tragedy has broken many other precedents and serves as a development in Islamic terrorism.
“We were in Downtown Miami, Bayside, people were playing music. And he saw two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid and he got very angry," Mir Seddique, told NBC News on Sunday.
"They were kissing each other and touching each other and he said, 'Look at that! In front of my son, they are doing that.' And then we were in the men's bathroom and men were kissing each other."
"This had nothing to do with religion,” Seddique, being a good Musim, added.
A registered-Democrat, Mateen worked as a private security guard and purchased a Glock pistol and assault rifle from a St. Lucie County area gun store two weeks ago.
The targeted nightclub, Pulse, describes itself as “not just another gay club.” In 2004, Barbara Poma and Ron Legler founded the club on Orange Avenue, where they often created themed events.
On Saturday, Pulse hosted Latin Night, booking two Puerto Rican drag queens to commemorate the occasion.
Halfway through Gay Pride Month, the Saturday shooting also coincided with the conclusion of the first week of Ramadan.
Since 2013, the FBI has monitored Mateen’s ties with Islamic extremists. Investigators believed Omar corresponded with Moner Abu Salha, an American suicide bomber.
Although the FBI tracked Mateen, he managed to buy firearms and work in the security sector. A gun free zone, the nightclub hired a security guard, who was also killed in the attacks.
As more news emerges of prior government knowledge, these developments will fuel questions about what exactly can the government do to prevent these attacks.
When bleeding hearts cry for gun control, one easily remembers similar jihadist massacres in Paris and Brussels, both areas with outright gun bans.
This new wave of homegrown terrorism continues to defy the idealism of the Left, which insists upon importing adherents to this destructive ideology.
As the media splits hairs over whether the attacks were "anti-LGBT," "lone wolf" or "Islamic terrorism," they just reveal the limits of a strained ideology.
The 'lone wolf' attack offers an easy excuse for implementing gun control, but many doubt the ability of Western governments to prevent international smuggling of weapons by terrorist groups.
Although Europe has enjoyed decades of gun control, Islamic State operatives have gained access assault weapons on several occasions.
Recently, Barack Obama and other Democrats reaffirmed their commitment to gun control as a solution to this form of violence.
While Hillary expresses her condolences en español, Donald Trump doubles down on his “temporary ban” of Muslim immigrants, offering a brash solution to the terror question.