Is Trump right on this one? Would the Paris attacks have a different outcome if this was so?
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Saturday that the terror attacks in Paris would have been ‘a much, much different situation’ had the victims been armed with guns.
In the immediate aftermath of the coordinated assaults in Paris, which killed at least 129 and injured 352 more and for which Islamic State has claimed responsibility, Trump called on the Obama administration to reconsider plans to allow thousands of Syrian refugees to be resettled in the United States.
‘With the problems our country has, to take in 250,000 people, some of whom are going to have problems, big problems, is just insane,’ Trump said at a rally on Saturday in Beaumont, Texas.
He began the event with a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the attacks.
Trump also criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of the Islamic State group, saying that the United States should be more aggressive in its approach.
‘President Obama said “ISIL continues to shrink” in an interview just hours before the horrible attack in Paris. He is just so bad! CHANGE,” Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday.
Read more: Daily Mail