Donald Trump says that “there’s a problem” with some Muslims in America.
Trump, appearing on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday, insisted that with Muslims, there is a “problem with militancy and it is something that’s going to have to be solved. And I don’t mean a problem here, I mean this is a worldwide problem. ”
George Stephanopoulos: He said, that Muslims are a problem in this country, do you agree?
Donald Trump: Well in some cases, George. We can say “No,” and you can be politically correct and say everything’s wonderful. But I haven’t see people from Sweden going back and leaving after the bombing of the Word Trade Center. So certainly it’s a problem and there’s a problem…
Stephanopoulos: What is the problem specifically?
Trump: But we also, at the same time, excuse me, at the same time, we have fabulous people living here, Muslims, and they have done fantastically well, but certainly it is a problem. You look around the world, it’s a problem. And you know, if I want to say, “Oh no, not at all.” People would laugh at me. Now, it might be the right thing to say and I don’t care what the right thing to say is, certainly what’s happening with some Muslims and, you know, the terrorism and everything else, it seems pretty much confined there. So it is a problem and we can say no, but it is.
Stephanopoulos: So then what specifically is the problem with the Muslims in the United States that you want to address as president?
Trump: Well only that there seems to be to a certain extent, and this is not all, most are fabulous, and I say that number one point, most are fabulous. And I have friends that are Muslims. And by the way, they say there’s a problem with certain militants that obviously you report on every night on your newscasts. But there’s a problem with militancy and it is something that’s going to have to be solved. And I don’t mean a problem here, I mean this is a worldwide problem.