Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party, you’d imagine that some of his more controversial comments will soften a bit around the edges and he’ll pivot to a more general appeal for the general election.
You’d be wrong.
The liberal media went apoplectic when Trump first proposed the idea of a ban on Muslim travel into the United States, until they can be properly vetted. Despite the opposition, he’s standing his ground.
During a segment on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Trump was asked whether or not such a proposal would hurt his chances in a campaign against Hillary Clinton.
He said that allowing them in is has already caused great harm in other parts of the world.
“They are destroying Europe,” he said, and “I’m not going to let that happen to the United States.”
Trump said he’d stick to “common sense” policies regardless of how they effect his polling, because he “believes he’s doing the right thing.”
Check it out …
Via the Blaze:
Despite being declared the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee and needing to appeal to a broader audience come November, businessman Donald Trump doesn’t plan to back down from his controversial plan of temporarily banning Muslims from immigrating to the United States.
…“Look at what’s happening. It’s terrible what they have done to some of these countries of they are going to destroy — they are destroying Europe,” Trump said. “I’m not going to let that happen to the United States.”
Trump told the hosts that as a country, we have to be careful who we let in, because in many cases “frankly nobody knows who they are.”
“We have to be careful. We’re allowing thousands of people to come into our country, thousands and thousands of people being placed all over the country that frankly nobody knows who they are,” he said. “They don’t have documentation in many cases. We don’t know what we’re doing. Let’s see what happens. This could be a very serious problem for the future.”
Incidentally, you know who else thinks it’s a great idea to stop Muslims from entering the country until we vet them for terrorist activity?
Via The Lid Blog:
In an interview with Sam Donaldson for ABC’s This Week on the Sunday after 9/11, Clinton said we needed to do everything possible to prevent a terrorist attack – even profiling. Since it was known that the 9/11 attack was conducted by radical Muslims, Clinton was talking about profiling people who practiced or looked like they practiced Islam.
Do you agree with Trump that a ban on Muslim travel until they’ve been thoroughly vetted is the way to halt terror threats in the U.S.?
Cross-posted at The Political Insider