Trump On Radical Muslims: ‘It Wasn’t People From Sweden That Blew up the World Trade Center’

Trump On Radical Muslims: ‘It Wasn’t People From Sweden That Blew up the World Trade Center’

Donald Trump, Republican presidential frontrunner, was grilled Sunday by Jake Tapper regarding his reluctance to correct a comment deriding Muslims several days ago as well as his views on President Obama’s faith and place of birth. His answers are refreshingly concise and forthright:

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Jake Tapper, host of CNN’s “State of the Union,” called an audience member’s comment — “we have a problem in this country; it’s called Muslims” — at a Thursday rally for Trump “raw, unvarnished, ignorant bigotry.”

“You are a leader,” Tapper said. “You’re the frontrunner in the Republican race. Do you not have a responsibility to call out this hatred?”

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Trump suggested he could be “politically correct” and then asked, “Are you trying to say we don’t have a problem? Because I think everybody would agree … we certainly do have a problem. I mean, you have a problem throughout the world.”

“What’s the problem?” Tapper pressed.

“Well, you have radicals that are doing things,” Trump answered. “I mean, it wasn’t people from Sweden that blew up the World Trade Center, Jake.”

Tapper noted the difference between saying Muslims are a problem versus radical Muslims, then flipped the table.

“What if he said, ‘We have a problem in this world; it’s called blacks,’” Tapper said. “Would you have said something then?”

“No,” Trump said. He later added, “But no, we have a problem with radical Muslims. There’s no question about that. I think you’d be the first to admit that.”

You have to admit, his candor is refreshing. He is addressing an issue that is on the mind of almost every single American. We do not want to be victims. We want to be protected. And Trump, as a private citizen, should not be held to any higher standard than anyone else. He did not impede on the man’s 1st Amendment rights, and he let the question lie. It’s called class and dignity. This is not a deal breaker, folks.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.

McGuire

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