Michele Bachmann: I’m advising Trump on Islamic terrorism — like we face here in Minnesota
Hot on the heels of another major Trump campaign shakeup, former GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann revealed that she has been giving advice to nominee Donald Trump on foreign affairs including the looming threat of Islamic terrorism in the world — and not just in her home state of Minnesota.
Trump made a campaign stop in Minnesota Friday night for a private event for campaign contributors only in a state where Nate Silver’s 538 gives him a 13 percent chance of winning — less than his national odds of 15 percent.
According to MPR, the former congresswoman stopped in for a meeting with Trump before the event where she admitted that she is counseling him on world affairs as well as advocating for the concerns of Christian conservatives.
According to Bachmann, who stepped down in 2014 when faced with a losing campaign and questions about campaign finances, Trump understands the threat of Islamic terrorism.
“He also recognizes there is a threat around the world, not just here in Minnesota, of radical Islam,” she explained. “I wish our President Obama also understood the threat of radical Islam and took it seriously.”
In a separate interview with the Star Tribune, Bachmann added, “People want to live, mind their own business and have a good job, and I think that’s something Donald Trump understands,” before adding, “He’s a common-sense guy, not into political correctness.”
Bachmann’s fears of Islamic terrorism dates back to 2006 when six imams returning to Phoenix were removed from a U.S. Airways flight in Minneapolis after making passengers and crew nervous by traveling together.
The Imams were later cleared of any wrongdoing, but they incident rattled Bachmann who told a local radio host, “The imams went to the Minneapolis airport to leave and go home. While they were there, they were shouting phrases anti-Bush, anti-America and they laid their prayer shawls—er, their prayer rugs out on the floor in the airport terminal, were having their prayers, and um, were making these statements and when they got aboard the airplane, they switched seats, they didn’t go to their proper seats.”
“And they went in the pattern of the nine-one-one uh, um, terrorists who were on the airplanes, and they all asked for seatbelt extenders on their seats, in the airplane, and these weren’t large people,” she continued. “So, uh, there were people on the airplane that became very nervous about these public displays and they alerted the airplane authorities, and so, these six imams were taken off of the airplane.”