Donald Trump just said: “Islam hates us” in a recent CNN interview. As we read in one report:
Donald Trump says he believes “Islam hates us” — and he isn’t sure if that hatred is held by Muslim extremists or the religion itself.
“I think Islam hates us,” Trump told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday in an interview from his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. “There’s a tremendous hatred there. There’s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it.”
The Republican frontrunner, who has called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, was asked if the hatred was in Islam itself?
“You’re going to have to figure that out, OK? You’ll get another Pulitzer, right?” Trump replied. “But there is a tremendous hatred. And 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.”
Cooper asked if there was a war between the West and radical Islam or Islam itself.
“It’s radical, but it’s very hard to define,” Trump said. “It’s very hard to separate, because you don’t know who’s who.”
The brash billionaire pointed to the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorists as proof of the difficulty.
“These two young people that got married, she supposedly radicalized him,” Trump said. “The bottom line is they killed 14 people that gave them baby showers. I mean they were friends of theirs, so they walked in then they killed them. There’s an unbelievable hatred. You look at Paris, 138 people killed, many, many people going to die in the hospital, mortally wounded, horribly wounded, um, horribly wounded. And they walk into a room and boom, boom, boom. There’s, there’s a sickness going on that’s unbelievable.”