In the wake of the attack in Nice, France on Thursday, Donald Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, “This is war.”
O’Reilly said, “I believe it’s a world war now. We are in a world war scenario. It’s no longer just isolated ISIS attacks. Do you agree with that?” (RELATED: Trump: ‘People Will Sigh With Relief’ If Obama Says ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’)
“I certainly do,” Trump replied. “And I’ve been saying it for a long time. It’s out of control. We have a president that doesn’t want to call it what it is. And you know you look at World Trade Center, you look at San Bernardino, you look at Paris, 130 people killed and so many injured in Paris from that attack, and you look at Orlando. It’s out of control. And Bill, unless we get strong and really strong and very, very smart leadership, it’s only going to get worse.”
O’Reilly followed up, “If it’s a world war, then you have to mobilize NATO. You have to get all the NATO countries to say we are going to commit forces, both ground and air to wipe ISIS off the face of the earth. Do you not?”
“I would say that would be just fine. I have been saying it we should use NATO for its, for a purpose. I mean, we’re spending a fortune on NATO. We have countries in NATO that don’t make a fair contribution. We are supporting NATO and we should at least get something out of it and getting rid of ISIS and getting rid of this cancer that we’re watching all over the world, that certainly would be a good thing.”
“Would you go to congress and ask for a declaration of war,” O’Reilly asked.
“I would. I would. This is war,” Trump said. “If you look at it, this is war coming all different parts. And frankly, it’s war and we’re dealing with people without uniforms. You know, in the old days you would have uniforms. You knew what you were fighting. These people — we are allowing people into our country who we have no idea where they are, where they’re from, who they are, they have no paperwork, they have no documentation in many cases and Hillary Clinton wants to allow a 550 percent more than even Obama and he is letting them in by the thousands. It’s out of control.”