Donald Trump refused to back down Wednesday on his calls to place a temporary forbid on Muslims from entering the United States telling Fox News maybe its not politically correctbut somebody had to bring it up.
Trump told Bill OReilly on The OReilly Factor that his plan, which has triggered a political firestorm, is about security, its not about religion.
Its a temporary forbid on not everybody, but many, the GOP presidential frontrunner said. I would set up a system to watch who qualifies to come in, who doesnt.
When OReilly asked Trump whether he guesses the U.S. wants Muslim nations to fight jihad, the billionaire businessman said, No I dont, but I do think itd be very helpful.
I have many good friends who the hell is Muslim, theyre terrific people and theyrethanking me for bringing up this point, Trump told OReilly.
Trumps statements go a week after a revolutionary Muslim couple killed 14 people and injured 21 at a holiday office party in San Bernardino, Calif ., and as President Obama is seeking to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees in the U.S. Critics have questioned whether the refugees can be effectively screened, but none going to go in so far as to call for a ban on all Muslims.
Obama, in a televised address to the nation Sunday night, called on Americans to repudiate discrimination, saying, “Muslim Americans are our friends and our neighbors, our co-workers, our athletics heroes.”
It was a total dishonor, Trump said. We have a chairwoman that doesnt have a clue, he doesnt know whats going on.
Trump received criticism from both Democrats and Republicans over his plan, including Former Vice President Dick Cheney who called Trump an “extremist.”
I am not an radical, Im the opposite. Im someone who understands whats going on.
Despite his provacitive statements, Trump continues to be the GOP frontrunner.
Whats important is that we get the word out, that we construct America great again and that we have security for our country.
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