Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his tirade against Muslims, declaring that “Islam hates” the United States of America.
“I think Islam hates us. There’s something there. There’s tremendous hatred there,” said Trump in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN when he was asked whether Islam is at war with the West.
“There is a tremendous hatred, and we have to be very vigilant, and we have to be very careful,” continued Trump.
“We can’t allow people coming into this country who have this hatred for the United States.”
Trump made international headlines in 2015 when he declared that he would implement a “total and complete” bar on all Muslims entering the United States “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”.
“Without looking at various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why, we will have to determine,” said Trump at the time.
“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
Trump is the front-runner for the Republican nomination and analysts say he has a strong chance of becoming the President of the United States if he wins the Republican nomination.