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Trump on CNN with Jake Tapper 12-13-15

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday that although he canceled a planned trip to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu, following the latter’s response to his proposed ban on Muslims entering the US, it did not mean that world leaders, including Netanyahu, are “distancing themselves” from him.

“I saw Netanyahu put out a statement distancing himself from you,” Tapper said.


“They’re not distancing themselves. I had a meeting with Natanyahu. I could be at the meeting right now,” Trump said.

“But he condemned your remarks is all I’m saying,” Tapper replied.

“He did, and that was sort of interesting. He modestly condemned them, and I thought it was sort of inappropriate that he condemned them, but that’s OK. He wanted to condemn them, that’s what he does. OK? But we have a problem,” Trump stated. “I’m not looking to be politically correct. I’m doing this to do the right thing. This and other things. When I say this — I’m running to do the right thing. I’m doing the right thing. Our country has a problem. People are in fear. They’re waiting for the next attack.”
Three out of four polls taken in Iowa since the first time Trump proposed the ban on Muslims entering the US are showing Sen. Ted Cruz surpassing the billionaire candidate: DMR Bloomberg Cruz 31 to Trump 21; Fox News Cruz 28 to Trump 26; Monmouth Cruz 24 to Trump 19. The only poll that gives Trump the advantage was taken by CNN/NBC starting Nov. 28, through Dec. 6, before the anti-Muslim idea had a chance to spread.

Trump also told Tapper, “I have many friends that are Muslims, and I will tell you, they are so happy that I did this because they know they have a problem.”

“They support a ban on Muslims entering the US?” Tapper asked.

“No,” Trump admitted, “they said it’s about time that somebody spoke up as to radicalism. You have radicalism in this country. It’s here, and it’s trying to come through. … When my friends call me up, and they call me up very strongly, and they say — these are Muslims — and they say, ‘It’s something, Donald, that has to be talked about.'”

Tapper pressed on: “But they don’t support the ban?”

“Not really. I mean, why would they support the ban?” Trump said. “But without the ban, you’re not going to make the point. You’re not going to be able to make the point.”

Trump told Tapper he wants to know why the terrorists hate America so much. “We want to find out what’s going on. Here’s what I want to ask: Why is there such hatred? Why is there such death? Where does this hatred come from? … And it’s from a group of people. It’s from a specific group of people. OK? Why is there such total hatred?”



  1. Of course Netanyahu is uncomfortable with Trump. Israel's been dug in on accommodating millions of overwhelmingly genocidal so-called Palestinian Muslims since 1949, particularly since 1967.
    Netanyahu can't stomach that Trump has the clarity Netanyahu doesn't.
    Trump doesn't want to have happen to Americans what Netanhahu & his predecessors caused to happen.
    Hundreds of thousands of innocent people have been murdered, injured, & displaced. Hundreds of billions of dollars in national treasure has been lost.
    And, there's no end in sight.
    Netanyahu refuses to consider doing what Trump would do if he were the PM of Israel, REPATRIATE the overwhelmingly genocidal so-called Palestinians back to Jordan & Egypt.
    They've twice refused everything they're supposed to want because what they really want is on their official maps, ALL of Israel.
    Btw, even though Trump is right to go to the opposite extreme of the Islamofascist supremacist, Obeyme, I'm still Jews for Cruz. Cruz has far more knowledge & is far more experienced in fighting hard for individual liberty & the things Trump talks about.

  2. I think banning Muslims from entering the USA is the best thing ever uttered by a man who sees the truth of terrorists being welcomed. Canada is going to be overrun by terrorists. Mr. Trump, the reason why they hate us so much is because they are taught hate and death from infancy. If you are a Muslim, you believe the Qu'ran, their book of hate and death with mandates to kill every infedel. That is every one who does not worship Allah. The word ISLAM means SUBMISSION. Their duty is to establish a Caliphate and have the world under Islam. Their approach is: OCCUPY UNTIL YOU CONQUER! Get the picture?

  3. Israel would find a President Donald Trump to be one of its strongest allies in the history of the USA & Israeli relationship. I would hope that Netanyahu and others in Israel would reconsider making such comments in the future…..a President Trump would ensure a strong and well armed Israel for many generations of Israelis. So please, suggest to your Israeli leader to use much better judgment.

  4. For once, just once, I would like to see the Jewish world shed the “holier than thou” mantle and simply, at a time when Muslims are killing Jews in the streets of Jerusalem, to put it bluntly, just shut up.

    Netanyahu should stick his nose out of US politics and get on with his main task of protecting Israeli citizens, which he’s currently doing a pathetic job of. If he can’t agree with Trump then he should at a minimum keep his opinion to himself.

    The simple fact of life is that Donald Trump’s proposal for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the USA has hit a cord with a vast number of the American people, who are sick and tired of political correctness running amok. Trump calls a spade a spade and I repeat, if Netanyahu does not agree with him, he should at a minimum keep his mouth shut and keep his opinion on the comments expressed to himself.

    Jews never seem to get anything right these days.

  5. We understand the fear in your heart because the Leftist Socialist society you dearly want to construct is crumbling around you. When we take back the Country, Conservatives will make it a safe and prosperous place again. Having done this you Liberals can resume your Don Quixote pursuits.

  6. NOT SO, Trump DOES NOT UNDERSTAND, LISTEN, Nor is eh Advised about much that would frankly make sense to him if he had, hes ways would not be the outcome as it is. Stop Playing the card Show Hearing theme park game Trump, As you’ll find there is a joker in the pack, and frankly cares not concerning what occurs, Read between the lines, PREVENTION, SENSE, COMMON SENSE. Either ACCEPT the facts, or walk off moaning to a place no one can hear you. You’ve over stepped your line too many times, stand down. or frankly youll see your nose in the ground as too many millions are willing to pull the rug with you, on it.. Weve heard your ranting, moaning and personalisation.. Enough. Loud mouths itching ears one day, shopping and forgetting the next. Your words only add to the problem, and it is indeed NOT, Just, Concerning America. Stand, Down. Accept it. Enough.

  7. Completely wrong. Netanyahu is an outstanding leader, courageous and visionary, and generally leading Israel in the right direction.

    In spite of incredibly, biased, bigoted criticism from global Leftists–and some unfortunately misguided Jews.

    You should be MUCH more concerned about Obama's ill-publicized meddling in Israel's affairs, sending undercover people from his own campaigners to Israel, in a pathetically unsuccessful attempt to derail Israel's last election.

    Illegal, unconstitutional, and revealing of Obama's deep contempt for Israel and their leadership. Fortunately the Israeli people knew better and re-elected their great leader Bibi.

  8. There are 16 Muslim countries that have officially banned Israelis/Jews from entering not only for security reasons but for reasons of hatred of the Jewish nation. There has never ever been an international outcry about this bigotry. Donald Trump makes a comment saying Muslims should be banned from the USA until the government works out what the hell is going on and the world is outraged. I am just pointing out the hypocrisy that is always involved when the world ignores the Islamic hatred of Jews but jumps to defend against any form of Islamaphobia.

  9. Netanyahu's rebuke was politically prudent .. that's it

    Trump could have easily said .. "temporary ban on Islamic immigration until proper vetting procedures were in place (per national security advisers)" .. but then this is a non-story, for everyone but the likes of CNN .. I'm sure Trump knew that.

    Americans needed to hear "Ban on Muslims", it's that simple, the problem is NOT Yazidi or Christian terrorism. The problem is Islam .. and for the hard of hearing .. the problem is Islam.

  10. John Jaffe,

    What do you know of Netanyahu? By your comments I don’t think much at all.

    Contrary to what others may think, I find Netanyahu an abysmal Prime Minister who shows no leadership when it comes to elevating Israel as a sovereign nation in control of its own destiny.

    Under him, Israel is incapable of making unilateral decisions in its own self interests.
    He keeps babbling on a about a two state solution, a “solution” endorsed by Israel’s enemies (including Obama) that will never get off the ground. How many failures will it take for this man to come to the conclusion that Israel must make unilateral decisions on borders, the illegal (UN sponsored) so called “Palestinian” settlements surrounding Jerusalem and dotting the landscape of the Negev and a myriad of other issues? Never once have I heard him debunk the fictitious so called “Palestinian” narrative.

    Why has the Netanyahu administration opened up the border with Gaza and resumed the free flow of tens of hundreds of thousands of tons of cement to be imported again into Gaza? This was in spite of a spate of missile attacks from Gaza into Israel. Does some fool in his cabinet think that this time this material will not go into tunnel construction? Why has he not followed the Egyptian actions in respect to that country’s border with Gaza? At least Egypt under el-Sisi knows what he is doing in his fight against terrorism.

    Then he is forever babbling on about a united and indivisible Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish nation when right smack bang in the middle there is the most revered piece of real estate in all of Judaism, the Temple Mount, where former Jewish Temples stood and which today Jews are not permitted to enter in groups of 10 or more lest they be seen to be forming a Minyan and heaven forbid, moving their lips in prayer. Just one example of stupidity reigning supreme, Netanyahu keeps stating that he will maintain the status quo over the Temple Mount, a site that was held briefly in 1967 but given on a platter back to the WAQF to administer by one act of supreme folly by Dayan after the victory in 1967. This one act turned the 1967 victory on its head and represents nothing less than a loss of sovereignty.

    In regard to the Temple Mount, this site was Jewish going back at least to the time the first Temple was constructed by King Solomon in 960BCE. No other religious group has any claim whatsoever to this site. I for one do not respect or acknowledge any special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to this site. As a matter of fact Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Koran, let alone the Temple Mount. If Israel held on to this site after 1967, this would be where foreign dignitaries would have been escorted to on arrival to Israel, the site of our heritage and not to Yad Vashem, a memorial to our various gravesites. Today however, Netanyahu’s policies ensure that Israeli police will continue working for the WAQF in ensuring that the Temple Mount remain “Judenfrei”.

    Even in the last war with Hamas in 2014, Netanyahu ‘s stated aims were to restore “quiet” for Israel “for a period of time”. Restore “quiet” for “a “period of time”!!
    Whatever happened to the aims of war being the unconditional surrender of the enemy?

    Netanyahu may have once been a courageous Sayeret Matkal commando but as a leader, he doesn’t have what it takes. He can only give speeches which on close examination indicate weakness due to his penchant for making one useless concession after another to that determined terrorist enemy the PA and an approach that will ensure every conflict ends prematurely and inconclusively. This so called “leader” will never do what needs to be done and that is to once and for all crush the PA and Hamas and bring them to their knees.

    Israeli democracy, where one useless coalition follows the other is a train wreck waiting to happen. A political basket case if ever there was one.

    So please don’t sermonise to me about what a great leader this man is.
    The only one misguided here is you and it is my hope that some of what I’ve just written sinks in.

  11. “We want to find out what’s going on. Here’s what I want to ask: Why is there such hatred? Why is there such death? Where does this hatred come from? … Really?? I guess doing research is not his strong suit. Is this really the person we want running our country??

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