Republican frontrunner Donald Trump says terrorism in America will sto when “Obama gets the hell out” of office.
The outspoken billionaire and TV personality who has led in polls for the GOP nomination for president despite regularly making controversial remarks against everybody from Mexicans and blacks to people with physical disabilities, accused President Barack Obama for not saying the words “radical Islamic terrorism” when describing the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino, California that left 14 people dead.
“Until he admits that this is a problem, we’re never gonna solve the problem,” Trump said on CBS’ “Face the Nation. “But he’s only gonna be there, fortunately, a little bit more than a year. Because the problem will get solved when he gets the hell out.”
Trump went on to say he endorsed profiling and tracking Muslims.
“I think there can be profiling,” Trump said. “If they thought there was something wrong with that group and they saw what was happening, and they didn’t want to call the police because they didn’t want to be profiling, I think that’s pretty bad. People are dead. A lot of people are dead right now. So everybody wants to be politically correct, and that’s part of the problem that we have with our country.”
Trump added: “You have people that have to be tracked. If they’re Muslims, they’re Muslims.”
Trump's ideas about tracking people for their religion has been criticized for violating the First Amendment and playing on the public's fears after recent attacks, but the Republican presidential candidate has remained steadfast about his desire to target people for their religious beliefs.
“I’m playing on common sense," Trump said. "We have a problem.”
Sources: CBS, Politico/ Photo Credit: Wikimedia/Michael Vadon