In a campaign that began by calling Mexican’s rapists, Donald Trump is ending his campaign by blaming the Sept. 11 attacks on refugees.
Appearing on radio station 970 WFLA in Tampa Bay, Florida with hosts Jack Harris and Tedd Webb, Trump reiterated his plan for “extreme vetting” of Syrian refugees, Florida Politics reports.
“You look at Orlando, you look at San Bernardino, you look at the World Trade Center,” he said. “We can’t look at what’s happened in Paris. We just can’t allow this. We have too many problems. We have to protect our people.”
None of those involved in the attacks in the United States were refugees from Syria or elsewhere.
He continued, saying that he was shocked making the call would be so controversial, though he didn’t refer to his plan by its previous name: The Muslim Ban. He claims that the issue resonated with his supporters and attributed that to much of his success.
Trump wouldn’t say whether he would stage an intense investigation into the Clinton Foundation if he was elected. Instead, he called it “just so sad,” before railing on Clinton for her missing emails.
“That’s a crime if it’s you suing me,” Trump said, having destroyed evidence in the past. “But here’s the U.S. Congress and they brush over these things, and yet generals are going to jail.”
He wouldn’t talk about the future for FBI Director James Comey after his Sunday decision to acknowledge the new batch of emails were duplicates of previous emails.
“Everybody’s disappointed – nobody’s seen anything like this,” Trump lamented. “I mean you read a report where ‘guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty,’ and then at the end, you say that nothing’s going to happen.”
If everything is on the “up and up” Trump agreed on air that he would concede his loss. However, he reiterated the accusations that the results will be “rigged.”
“They have a clip of Obama basically saying that Chicago elections are rigged, and I’m saying to myself, can you believe that?,” he said.
The reference was to a 2008 comment President Obama made while running. “I come from Chicago, so, so I want to be honest. It’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past. Sometimes Democrats have, too,” Obama said. “Whenever people are in power they’re, you know, they have this tendency to try to, you know, tilt things in their direction.”
“So no, if I think everything’s on the up and up, that’s a lot different,” Trump claimed. “And we can only see what happens. I hope it’s going to be very fair. I think we’re going to do very well.”