Trump: Muslims Protecting Each Other

In an interview segment on Good Morning Britain today, host Piers Morgan asked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump his thoughts on yesterday's Brussels attack. Trump responded that the attack was “a disgrace” and that Muslims aren’t doing enough to report suspicious activity in their communities.

Morgan asked Trump what he would do, and what would he suggest that his European allies do, were he to become president tomorrow. Trump replied that he would "take out" ISIS "fast and hard" and urge European countries to "put up their soldiers" in order for the U.S. to have "such backup like you've never seen before."

When asked about David Cameron's comments that Trump gets it wrong on how to deal with Islamic extremism, Trump replied that Belgian Muslims didn't turn in the wanted terrorist hiding in their midst, which indicates that "there’s something going on there." There is “very little assimilation” and some Muslim communities “want to go by their own sets of laws,” Trump added.

Morgan pressed Trump on his reputation for being racist and anti-Muslim, and Trump said "I have great respect for Muslims, I have many friends who are Muslims," but “it’s like they’re protecting each other, but they’re really doing very bad damage. And they have to open up to society, they have to report the bad ones.”

When asked his response to those at home and abroad who are "terrified" of the idea of a Trump presidency, the candidate replied, "I'm a very intelligent person" who just "wants to see things run properly." He said, "I took heat over the southern border, I took heat over the wall, all of that, and now everybody agrees that I'm right."

H/t Mediaite

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