Really, Donald Trump? The GOP frontrunner stated at the March 10 republican debate that the Islamic religion, as a whole, hates the United States. Luckily, candidates Marco Rubio and John Kasich disagreed!
Are we really talking about this again, Donald Trump? In the midst of the March 10 republican debate in Florida, the GOP’s leading presidential candidate doubled down on his shocking declaration that “Islam hates us.” Yeah, Marco Rubio and John Kasich weren’t hearing it.
CNN debate moderator Hugh Hewitt dared to stir the pot at a strangely calm GOP debate (seriously, did they all skip their pre-show coffee?) to ask Trump about a strange thing he said in an interview with Anderson Cooper the day prior — that he believed “Islam hates us.” Some candidates might have tried to backtrack on that one and save face, but not Trump. He is serious with that disgusting (and false) belief!
“Last night you told CNN ‘Islam hates us.’ Did you mean all 1.6 billion Muslims?” Hugh asked Trump. “I mean, a lot of them,” Trump responded. “There’s a lot going on [in regards to terrorism] that maybe you don’t know about, and maybe a lot of people don’t know about. There is tremendous hatred and I’ll stick with just what I told Anderson Cooper.”
Marco and John immediately pounced on that insane statement, calling Trump out for the audacity to say such things about a group of people. Marco stated powerfully that a president couldn’t just run his mouth; that his words could have “consequences around the world,” and John agreed. Trump laughed it off, saying that Marco was just trying to be politically correct. “I’m not interested in being politically correct, I’m interested in being correct,” Marco replied. Damn!
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