Trump: ‘I Feel Totally Bad’ for Syrian Refugees
Donald Trump is the biggest hypocrite in the current election cycle. After spending the last week blasting Muslims, calling them terrorists, agreeing with anti-Syrian refugee bills, and being a general racist bigot, Trump is not sympathizing with Syrian refugees.
“I feel totally bad for them, but at the same time we don’t know who they are and we don’t know where they come from,” Trump told about 350 people on a community college campus in Newton, Iowa. “But at the same time, I also feel bad for people in this country, you’ll have hundreds of thousands people coming in,” the real estate mogul added, to applause.
“I know Muslim people. They are phenomenal people. They are a really great people but they get tarnished by the acts of others.”
“You’re going to have to do something,” he told Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday evening. “Some bad things are happening and a lot of them are happening in the mosque and you’re going to have to do something.”
The Hill reports:
Trump has also pledged in recent days to “bomb the s— out of” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
His hardline rhetoric has caused consternation in some quarters, but several polls conducted since the Paris attacks have shown him increasing his lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
Foreign policy aside, Trump on Thursday inveighed against guaranteeing equal pay for women. Though he said, that “sometimes I pay women more than men because they’re better,” he continued, “if you start to say everybody gets equal pay, you’re getting away from the American Dream, and you’re getting away from capitalism.”
“Maybe Bernie Sanders should be up here,” Trump joked, one of his biggest applause lines of the night.
After the forum, one member of the audience asked whether Trump would preserve the Iowa caucuses, a system that may be threatened going forward in future elections. Critics have long held that Iowa is unrepresentative of the nation at large and that this problem is magnified by the idiosyncrasies of the caucus system.
Trump vowed, “If I win, the caucuses aren’t going anywhere. It’s tradition. There’s something beautiful about it.”
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