Donald Trump declared “Islam hates us,” when asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper Wednesday if Islam is at war with the West.
“I think Islam hates us,” Trump responded. “There’s something there. There’s tremendous hatred there. It’s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There is an unbelievable hatred of us.”
Cooper asked, “In Islam itself?”
“You’re gonna have to figure that out, OK? You’ll get another Pulitzer. But you’re gonna have to figure that out,” he told Cooper. “But there is tremendous hatred, and we have to be very vigilant. We have to be very careful. And we can’t allow people coming into this country who have this hatred of the United States — and of people that are not Muslim.”
Cooper asked if there was a war between the West and radical Islam or a war between the West and “Islam itself.”
“Well, it’s radical, but it’s very hard to define,” Trump said. It’s very hard to separate. Because you don’t know who’s who.”