Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, you’d imagine that he’d begin softening some of his more controversial pronouncements and pivot to a more general appeal for the general election.
You’d be wrong.
The liberal media went apoplectic when Trump first proposed the idea of a ban on Muslim travel into the United States until the passengers can be properly vetted. Despite the opposition, he’s standing his ground.
During a segment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump was asked whether or not such a proposal would hurt his chances in a campaign against Hillary Clinton.
He said that allowing Muslims in is has already caused great harm in other parts of the world.
“They are destroying Europe,” he said, and “I’m not going to let that happen to the United States”:
We have to be careful. We’re allowing thousands of people to come into our country, thousands and thousands of people being placed all over the country that frankly nobody knows who they are. They don’t have documentation in many cases. We don’t know what we’re doing. Let’s see what happens. This could be a very serious problem for the future.
Trump said he’d stick to “common sense” policies regardless of how they affect his polling because he “believes he’s doing the right thing.”
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Incidentally, you know who else thinks it’s a great idea to stop Muslims from entering the country until we vet them for terrorist activity?
In an interview with Sam Donaldson for ABC’s “This Week” on the Sunday after 9/11, Clinton said we needed to do everything possible to prevent a terrorist attack – even profiling. Since it was known that the 9/11 attack was conducted by radical Muslims, Clinton was talking about profiling people who practiced or looked like they practiced Islam.
Cross-posted at he Mental Recession