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In a post-9/11 world, accusing your political opponents of being soft on terror is par for the course, but no presidential nominee has ever accused a sitting president of secretly colluding with terrorists ... until now. 

The morning after the horrific massacre of 49 people in Orlando, Donald Trump told Fox & Friends that there were two possible reasons the attack took place: first, that Obama is “not tough” and “not smart” and didn't anticipate the shooting. The second? He said the president "has something else in mind. And the something else in mind, people can’t believe it” (watch the video here). 

Will the public buy Trump's accusation that Barack Obama is working with terrorists?

Trump also said:

 “He [Obama] doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands.” Trump emphasized this second theory. “The something else in mind, people can’t believe it,” Trump said, “There is something going on. It’s inconceivable.”

Judd Legum at ThinkProgress translated

"In other words, Obama is purposefully allowing terrorists to kill people in the United States."  

Democrats and Republicans alike, members of the media and the public reacted with shock: even from Trump, this accusation was outrageous. When pressed further, however, the candidate doubled down: this morning, Trump tweeted a link to an Breitbart article that claims President Obama has indirectly supported the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Will the American public actually listen to these wild accusations? Or has Trump finally gone too far?

 What do you think: #PplBelieveTrump or #PplWontBelieveTrump?

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Trump is insinuating that Obama is in league with terrorists. Will Americans actually believe him?
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Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham was horrified.
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But there are definitely members of the American public who are buying what Trump is selling.
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Baseless or no, Trump may be saying what some of the American public already believe.
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Others pointed out that Trump's implications are just baseless and low — they're silly.
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Still, there are those who really think Trump's statement was truthful.
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But the accusations don't seem to have done anything positive for his favorability ratings.
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Even top Republicans are speaking out against Trump's smear.
FINAL RESULTS
Trump is insinuating that Obama is in league with terrorists. Will Americans actually believe him?
#PplBelieveTrump
A festive crown for the winner
#PplWontBelieveTrump
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