In the wake of three terror-related attacks over the weekend — in New Jersey, New York and Minnesota — Donald Trump said America has to start getting tough in the war against terror.
And, evoking the 44-year-old testimony of Nixon White House special counsel John Dean, he said that the the threat represents “a cancer from within.”
Clip via Fox News Channel
Trump told the hosts on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” Monday that political correctness is at the root of the problem.
“The way we coddle them and the way we’re afraid to0 say anything,” does nothing to solve the problem of radical Islam, he said, adding that Hillary Clinton, if elected, will only continue the programs that President Obama has started.
“Hillary Clinton wants to allow hundreds of thousands of these same people,” Trump said.
The Republican presidential nominee made much the same point on social media the night before.
Under the leadership of Obama & Clinton, Americans have experienced more attacks at home than victories abroad. Time to change the playbook!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2016
He observed that “in Israel, they profile,” but local police here won’t do the same out of fear of being labeled racist or Islamophobic.
“We’re trying to be so politically correct in our country,” Trump said. “And this is only going to get worse.”
He then reiterating a theme he’s advanced for months — that we have to do a better job of vetting immigrants.
“We can’t let any more people come into this country,” he said.
Trump has repeatedly called for a halt to all immigration from the Miuddle East until authorities can get a handle on the problem. The attacks over the weekend clearly indicate that we have not.
“You’re never going to solve the problem if you’re afraid to use the name,” he said. “This is radical Islamic terrorism.”
Trump reiterated a theme that he’d used before — terrorists arriving via a Trojan Horse.
“This is cancer from within,” he said.
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