Shortly after Omar Mateen murdered 49 people in the Pulse nightclub, the Republican nominee accepted congratulations.
On Friday, Donald Trump set himself up for some more of those sweet post-mass-murder pats on the back.
As Politico notes, Trump offered a similar guarantee on Wednesday in Atlanta, telling supporters, “I hate to say it but it’s going to happen again and again and again … Because we’re not doing what we’re supposed to be doing.”
Another thing Trump hates to say, but says quite often nonetheless: Violent tragedies benefit him politically. “Whenever there’s a tragedy, everything goes up, my numbers go way up,” Trump said shortly after last year’s attack in San Bernardino.
What’s bad for America is good for Trump. Which makes one wonder: Is the GOP nominee just predicting future attacks, or does he “have something else in mind”?