American billionaire business magnate and candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election, Donald John Trump, has branded people who oppose his plans to ban Muslim immigration ‘foolish’ and insisted he is not a bigot, amid nationwide and global condemnation.
Trump defended his plan to Barbara Walters on ABC News interview last night and in a series of tweets just one day after his call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
The tycoon who is at the center of a growing wave of criticism from the White House, the entire GOP establishment, the leaders of Britain and France and many more people across the globe, tweeted on Tuesday night:
“Wow, what a day. So many foolish people that refuse to acknowledge the tremendous danger and uncertainty of certain people coming into U.S.”
That was hours after he told Walters that he is not bigot and is ‘doing the right thing’ as his poll numbers remain strong. He has even suggested that he could mount an independent run for President, taking his supporters with him, if the Republican party squeeze him out.
That does not seem to phase Trump however, who tweeted Tuesday; “Our country is facing a major threat from radical Islamic terrorism. We better get very smart, and very tough, FAST, before it is too late!.”
Sitting down with Trump in New York, Walters first asked if he had any regrets about the Muslim ban he announced on Monday, to which he quickly replied; “Not at all. We have to do the right thing.”
Trump used the interview to attack those running against him as well who have all come out against his plan.
“I’m the worst thing that ever happened to ISIS. The people in my party fully understand that – they’re running against me. For the most part, they have no poll numbers. I’m leading by a lot. They get it. They’re trying to get publicity for themselves,” said Trump.
Trump also pointed out during the interview; “You know when I came out against illegal immigration, everybody said the same thing. Two weeks later, everybody was on my side, including the members of my own party.”
He said the shutdown he speaks off would not have to be lengthy, just until the country got everything in order to monitor Muslims. “There are people that have tremendously bad intentions. We have to be tough, we have to be smart and we have to be vigilant,” said Trump.
Watch the highlight from the explosive interview below: