Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says if he becomes president he will “absolutely” consider shutting down mosques that are “loaded for bear.” Another anti-terrorist measure he’d take: revoking the passports of those who go to fight for the Islamic State.
On Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co” Tuesday, Trump repeated his claim that President George W. Bush was in part responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but added that President Bill Clinton was also partly culpable for lack of vigilance.
“Now, was Clinton possibly, also guilty? Yeah, yeah sure. He should have maybe been more vigilant,” said Trump (video below). “And he actually said he knew about Osama bin Laden. I knew about Osama bin Laden, because I wrote about him in my book, I think 19 months before the World Trade Center came down.”
Asked what he thought about Britain’s proposals to handle the terror problem in the country, including revoking passports for those who go to fight for ISIS, Trump said such measures were “absolutely good, good.”
“And closing some mosques, would you do the same thing in America?” asked host Stuart Varney (video below).
“I would do that. Absolutely. I think it’s great,” responded Trump initially, before softening his stance a little. “Well, I don’t know. I mean, I haven’t heard about the closing of the mosque. It depends, if the mosque is, you know, loaded for bear, I don’t know. You’re going to have to certainly look at it. But I can tell you one thing ,if somebody goes over and they want to fight for ISIS, they wouldn’t be coming back.”