In a radio interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday, Trump addressed his December comments about banninging Muslims from entering the United States.
People reports that in the interview, Trump softened his initial comments about blocking Muslims from entering the country.
“We have a serious problem,” he said. “It’s a temporary ban. It hasn’t been called for yet. Nobody’s done it. This is just a suggestion until we find out what’s going on.”
The presumptive Republican nominee defended his position by stating that radical Islamic terrorists are all over the world, creating an ominous environment.
“We have radical Islamic terrorism all over the world. You can go to Paris, you can go to San Bernardino, all over the world,” Trump said. “If they want to deny it, they can deny it. I don’t choose to deny it.”
— People Magazine (@people) May 12, 2016
Following the San Bernandino shootings in December, Donald Trump was outspoken about shutting down all borders and banning refugees.
He wanted a “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
Trump, who was at the time a front-runner GOP presidential candidate among five other candidates, said: “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
Do you think Donald Trump’s original comments were “just a suggestion” to ban Muslims from entering the United States?