Donald Trump Says: Almost 100% Of Mosques In America Support Islamic Terrorism…Muslims Are Outraged
Republican presidential frontrunner and brash real estate mogul Donald Trump has doubled down on his claim that “Islam hates us” during and after Thursday night’s presidential debate, suggesting that Islam shows “tremendous hatred” and “virtually 100 percent” of mosques are radical.
During the CNN debate in Miami, the 69-year-old Manhattan business man was asked to clarify comments he made Wednesday during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper when he said that “I think Islam hates us” and added that “tremendous hatred” partially defines the religion.
“There’s something going on that maybe you don’t know about, maybe a lot of other people don’t know about, but there’s tremendous hatred,” Trump said at the debate in response to a question by CNN’s Jake Tapper. “And I will stick with exactly what I said to Anderson Cooper.”
After the conclusion of the two-hour debate, Trump was asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo in an interview whether he thought that his Muslim employees and his Muslim friends are also “part of the hatred” that he speaks about.
“I do [have Muslim friends], but you look at the mosques and you go to various places and you look at what’s going on there — it’s virtually 100 percent,” Trump contended. “Certainly you could say radical Islam is a disaster right now, it’s causing tremendous problems worldwide, not just here. But the question was asked about Islam and there’s a great hatred, there’s no question about it.”
Trump, who made headlines in December after he called for a complete ban on all Muslims entering the United States, was criticized heavily for his remarks by the home-state candidate, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Rubio, who is currently in third place in the race for the Republican nomination, said that Trump’s comments are another example why Trump appeals to a number of voters — “because he says what people wish they could say.”
“The problem is, presidents can’t just say anything they want,” Rubio argued. “It has consequences, here and around the world.”
Rubio explained that he met a couple that works as Christian missionaries in Bangladesh and they told him that their work environment is very hostile right now because of American politicians’ comments
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