Trump: No Regrets Over Proposed Muslim Ban

Jeb Bush again tells him it's a dumb plan
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2016 9:53 PM CST
Trump: No Regrets Over Proposed Muslim Ban
Donald Trump speaks during the Fox Business Network debate.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Donald Trump didn't hesitate when asked whether he's had second thoughts about his proposed ban on Muslims entering the US. "No," he replied during Thursday night's debate. "We have to stop with political correctness." Trump said even some of his Muslim friends have called him and said it was a smart idea—"I wonder if any of them will ever come forward publicly?" writes Russell Berman at the Atlantic—and he emphasized that he's called for a temporary ban, not a permanent one. "I want security for this country," he said. "I'm tired of seeing what's going on."

Jeb Bush interjected and reiterated the same description of the idea he issued the first time around: "unhinged." Among other things, the ban would make it impossible for the US to work with Arab allies to defeat ISIS, said Bush. "I hope you'll reconsider." Chris Christie added: "You can’t just ban all Muslims. You have to ban the radical Islamic jihadists," reports the Guardian. (More Donald Trump 2016 stories.)

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