MUST-SEE: Trump Hits Back at Criticism from Obama & Nikki Haley
President Obama seemed to go after Donald Trump in his State of the Union address for his views toward Muslim refugees.
The president called on Americans to "reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion."
"When politicians insult Muslims, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid bullied, that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. And it betrays who we are as a country," he said.
In the GOP response, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley also singled out Trump.
"During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country," she said.
Haley confirmed this morning in an interview that she was referring to "irresponsible talk" from Trump and others in the media.
Trump responded this morning in a phone interview on Fox and Friends, calling Haley "weak on illegal immigration."
He said it's "interesting" to hear Haley's comments, noting that she asked him for campaign contributions in the past. He also pointed out that the people in her state agree with him, based on his "massive lead" in the polls there.
Anna Kooiman asked whether Haley, who's been mentioned as a possible VP pick for the eventual GOP nominee, could be his runningmate.
"She's not off to a good start," said Trump, adding that he won't pick anyone who's not strong on illegal immigration.
On Obama's remarks, Trump said it's "probably true" that the president doesn't like him.
Trump said Obama continues to refuse to use the words "radical Islamic terrorism" and doesn't want to talk about the real problems in the world.
"I think this man is living in a fantasy land," he said.