'I Don't Have to Be Politically Correct': Trump Doubles Down on 'Islam Hates Us'
During last night's GOP debate, Donald Trump stood by his claim that "Islam hates us."
Trump had originally made the statement in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper when he was asked if he thinks Islam is at war with the West.
"I think Islam hates us," Trump stated. "There's a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There is an unbelievable hatred of us."
At last night's debate, Trump said, "There's tremendous hatred, and I will stick with exactly what I said to Anderson Cooper."
On "Fox and Friends" this morning, the GOP front-runner explained that he doesn't have to be politically correct.
"I’m in this thing to make America great again," Trump said. "We’re going to make America great again, and we're not going to necessarily be politically correct."
He argued that "many" Muslims indeed hate America, pointing to videos of people in the Middle East chanting "death to America" as evidence.
"It doesn’t look like it’s about two percent to me," Trump said. "So I made the statement. And, look, we have a problem, and they have a problem."
"I didn’t say 'all,' but, boy, there is tremendous hatred there. There’s no question about it. And we might as well recognize it."
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