Trump: You’re Going to Have to Watch and Study the Mosques
Donald Trump’s racism game was on fire on Monday. In several different media appearances, he slammed Muslims and suggested on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the United States start monitoring and eventually close mosques.
“You’re going to have to watch and study the mosques, because a lot of talk is going on at the mosques,” the GOP presidential candidate said.
“And from what I heard, in the old days — meaning a while ago — we had great surveillance going on in and around mosques in New York City,” Trump added.
“I’m not sure it’s a fact, but I heard that under the old regime we had tremendous surveillance going on in and around the mosques of New York City,” Trump continued.
The Hill reports:
He also suggested that he would consider shutting down some mosques in the U.S. in order to defeat ISIS, reiterating a point he made during an interview last month on Fox Business.
“I would hate to do it, but it’s something that you’re going to have to strongly consider because some of the ideas and some of the hatred, the absolute hatred, is coming from these areas,” Trump said.
Other Republican presidential candidates, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have called for a tougher military response to defeat the terrorist group after the Paris attacks, which left 129 dead.
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