Trump Says San Bernardino Shooting Appears Tied to Terrorism: 'Look at the Names'

Trump also said the rise of mass shootings in U.S. is connected to mental health

ByABC News
December 3, 2015, 3:59 PM

— -- Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says the latest mass shooting in California appears to be connected to terrorism and suggested that people look at the suspects' names.

"It looks like another case. We've got a lot of bad things going on. Radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump said outside his soon-to-be-opened Washington Hotel at the Old Post Office.

"Take a look. I mean, you look at the names, you look at what’s happened. You tell me."

"I think it was terrorism,” he later added.

Police have not determined the motive in the killings -- which left 14 dead -- but have not ruled out terrorism. The suspects, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, were killed in a gun battle with police.

Trump also said the rise of mass shootings in the United States is connected to mental health.

"It's mental health, and it's also really strength. We need strength. We have weak government," he said. "We need strength. And I have to tell you, I think the police out there did a fantastic job and law enforcement."

After the mass shooting in Paris last month, Trump said the incidents might be preventable if more people had guns.

“Nobody had guns but the bad guys," he said. "Nobody. Nobody had guns and they were just shooting them one by one and then they broke in and had a big shoot out and ultimately killed the terrorists and I’ll tell you what you can say what you want but if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry it would have been a much much different situation.”