Saha Ahmed, the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition, defended Donald Trump during a Tuesday night appearance on CNN.
Host Don Lemon asked Ahmed if Trump “[has] a point” when he calls for increased secondary screening for potential terror threats.
“Everyone on the FBI list needs to be vetted and watched carefully,” she responded. “But at the same time, Donald Trump wants to be a president for all Americans, including Muslims.”
“Trump is coming across really strong against terrorism, which is a good thing,” Ahmed added. “We all want a safe and secure America, and having a president who understands national security and has Muslims on his cabinet or in his administration will send the right message.”
“I think Trump understands,” national security, she told Lemon. “I think he understands the basis of terrorism and i think he has the right intentions, good intentions in his heart.”
Ahmed stated that “America doesn’t need to weaken, and “if somebody is perverting the religion of islam, they need to be held accountable. Islam strongly condemns terrorism.”