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Trump vows to shut down US mosques to defeat ISIS — but admits he’s not sure that’s legal

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Donald Trump said he would “absolutely” shut down U.S. mosques to defeat Islamic State militants, although he conceded that might not be legal.

The Republican presidential frontrunner appeared Tuesday on “Varney & Co,” and the Fox Business host asked Trump about steps Britain has taken to fight Islamic radicals in that country, reported Mediaite.

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“They’ve got a whole new series of proposals to deal with this, including withdrawal of passports from some of these people who’ve gone over just to fight,” said host Stuart Varney, as Trump interrupted in agreement. “And closing some mosques — would you do the same thing in America?”

“I would do that,” Trump said. “Absolutely, I think it’s great.”

Trump, who was apparently unaware of the 14th Amendment when he called for ending birthright citizenship, backtracked a bit when Varney asked whether the U.S. Constitution would permit a president to close houses of worship for a particular religious faith.

“Can you do it?” Varney asked. “Can you close a mosque? We do have religious freedom.”

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Trump admitted he wasn’t sure whether that was constitutional.

“Well, I don’t know,” Trump said. “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.”

Watch the segment posted online by Breitbart:

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The Kurds have already rejected Trump’s ceasefire deal: Fox News reporter

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The military alliance defending ethnic Kurds in northern Syria has already rejected a purported "ceasefire" agreement being touted by President Donald Trump.

According to Fox News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst, the Syrian Democratic Forces are "rejecting the ceasefire" because it "achieves Turkey’s original goal of moving Kurds from the border and having them give up heavy weapons."

Not surprising that the SDF is rejecting the ceasefire.

This agreement achieves Turkey’s original goal of moving Kurds from the border and having them give up heavy weapons.

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Turkey quickly undermines Trump as he boasts about his deal-making: ‘This is not a ceasefire’

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According to Turkey, President Donald Trump's so-called ceasefire in Syria isn't actually a ceasefire.

"Turkish FM Çavu?o?lu just now: 'We will suspend the Peace Spring operation for 120 hours for the PKK/YPG to withdraw. This is not a ceasefire,'" tweeted Turkey correspondent for The Economist.

https://twitter.com/p_zalewski/status/1184894093639475201

According to Vice President Mike Pence, the ceasefire will take place for just five days. It's unclear what will happen after those five days are up.

CNN's Matt Hoye noted the Turkish foreign minister's comments came around the same time that Trump was praising the deal.

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EU and Britain just struck a Brexit deal — here’s what’s in it

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"Fair and reasonable." That's how both Britain's Boris Johnson and the EU describe the new draft Brexit deal reached Thursday after days of intense haggling.

Here's what's in the accord -- and what each side gave up to get there.

- Northern Ireland -

Arrangements for the UK province of Northern Ireland were the trickiest part of the new deal, and the core of what has changed since last year's withdrawal agreement, which was rejected by British MPs.

The new protocol stipulates that Northern Ireland remains in Britain's customs territory, but in practice there would be a sort of customs border between the province and the mainland.

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