Donald Trump doubled down on his stance on Islam at the GOP debate last night — and it doesn’t look like he will back away from it anytime soon.
Donald Trump refused to back down from his claim that ‘Islam hates us’ during tonight’s debate.
There is a ‘serious, serious problem of hate,’ Trump said during a GOP debate tonight in Miami, Florida.
He added: ‘There is tremendous hate, there is tremendous hate.’
Trump originally made the assertion yesterday during an CNN interview.
While not going as far as to say all 1.6 billion Muslims despise America, the Republican presidential candidate did not separate radical Islamic terrorism and the Islam as a faith.
Asked if he thought that the anger was coming from the religion itself, Trump, 68, threw the question back at interviewer Anderson Cooper and said that was for the media to work out themselves.
‘You’re gonna have to figure that out, OK?’; said Trump to Cooper. ‘We have to be very vigilant. We have to be very careful. And we can’t allow people coming into this country who have this hatred of the United States.’
Trump’s stance on Islam is ironic on multiple levels. For more on tonight's debate: https://newrepublic.com/minutes
Posted by New Republic on Thursday, March 10, 2016
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