“I think they’re great people“, Trump said after delivering a lecture to high school students in Urbandale, Iowa.
Donald Trump said Sunday that “radical Muslims” are a problem in the United States – even if all of the religion’s members aren’t – and said some Americans believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim. They asked whether the billionaire businessman would consider putting a Muslim in his Cabinet or on his ticket.
Donald Trump used his Twitter account to respond to his latest controversy – how he handled a voter’s anti-Muslim question.
During an appearance Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press“, Trump said he feels “strongly that Muslims are excellent” and that he knows “so many Muslims that are such fabulous people”.
Trump, who helped fuel a “birther” movement in 2011 by repeatedly demanding Obama prove he wasn´t born in Kenya, appeared to encourage a man at a campaign stop in New Hampshire Thursday after he made the incorrect assertion about Obama’s faith. Tapper continued questioning Trump about the fact that Trump did not interrupt the gentleman who said, our President is a Muslim.
The supporter also asked the American business magnate how he plans to “get rid of” Muslims in the country.
“I don’t talk about people’s faith”. “They didn’t knock down the World Trade Center”. “I do not think therefore!”
You know, we can be politically correct, and we can say there is no problem whatsoever, Trump told Todd.
Trump said he considered challenging the questioner at the time, but chose not to. There’s no problem. There is no terrorism. So whether you agree with the man or don’t agree – and there were people in that audience, as you … noticed, that did agree with him.
Carson said he has “no reason to doubt” that the President was born in the U.S.
PELLEY: You never know when they’re coming.
Under fire from critics, Trump sent out a series of tweets yesterday, defending why he chose not to correct the supporter.
In 2008, Ret. Gen. Colin Powell said “Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country?”
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the comments were no surprise because “the people who hold these views are part of Mr Trump’s base”.