Donald Trump refuses to back down from ‘Islam hates us’ comments during debate

Donald Trump refused at a Republican debate in Miami on Thursday to back off his assertion that “Islam hates us”, saying amending his words would be surrendering to political correctness.

At a two-hour, televised melee that was striking mostly for its relative civility, the four remaining rivals – also on stage were Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich – highlighted their differences and their areas of agreement on topics ranging from normalising relations with Cuba and climate change, both hot topics in Florida, to immigration and trade.

  • H

    That’s a deal-clincher for me: he can do or say nearly anything else as long as he stands up to Islam. (I sure hope his security is top notch ….)

  • The Butterfly

    Good for him.

  • Thinking From First Principles

    AP reports Dubai as saying his comments/election will lead to a clash of civilizations. IMO that just proves the point – we are threatened to submit to them slowly and gradually or they will get violent – but submit is the only option they offer.

    • vimy

      AP reports Dubai as saying his comments/election will lead to a clash of civilizations.

      this clash of civilizations is long overdue

      • Maggat

        “this clash of civilizations is long over due” This clash of civilizations is, in fact, well on it’s way, and we are not doing to well. At least not yet.

        • k1962

          I think it’s already here. They are certainly fighting us, we just are not fighting back as hard as we need to.

    • NoPasaran

      We are already in the middle of that clash.

    • gxp01

      Spot on. Islam literally means “submission”, and mudslimes do a poor job at playing double-standard when confronted about it.

  • SDMatt

    More like “idiot media refuses to back down on stupid questions to people who notice that Islam is a problem.”

    What is going through the average mediot’s mind when they dredge up the old “surely you don’t mean all [insert ludicrous number here] billion Muslims?”

    Plus I particularly liked the head-shaking frowny look on Jake Tapper’s face when he tried to blame Trump for a Trump supporter sucker-punching some idiot BLM protester – frowny Jake is apparently OK with CNN spending weeks on the streets of Baltimore ginning up BLM violence for the sake of ratings.

    Was it Kasich or Rubio who said the work of Christian missionaries in Banglatrash is made harder by Trump’s comments? As Kathy would say, “Jeezus!”

  • I just looked up Trump’s height, and in doing that, I learned that one of his daughters is named “Tiffany”.

    He’s still right about Muslims and the border and junk, but Tiffany!? Help me Rhonda.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Her mother is Marla Maples, soon to trip the light fantastic on “Dancing With the Stars.”

      • Yeah, but “Tiffany”?

        • k1962

          I know, tacky. Her mother probably chose the name.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          You prefer one of those classy girl names like ‘Brandy’?

          My daughter’s name was awesome, English spelling and everything, and then two years later it became “popular” (oh God did it become popular), and now I look like a complete tool for naming her that, but at the time…
          You just never know.

        • Minicapt

          Also, “Ivanka” …


    • NoPasaran

      At least it doesn’t end in an “i”.

      As far as I’m concerned, this makes him look like America to a far greater extent than an olive-skinned child of a Kenyan Trotskyite and an upper middle class leftist who grew up in Hawaii, and who tries to claim some attachment to a black American culture which he has no experience with.

    • Clink9

      I checked with The Donald and he said Black Mamba was already taken!

  • Ron MacDonald

    A vindictive Trump could hang this photo in the White House.

  • roccolore

    Muslim groups should apologize first.

    • luna

      CAIR should either STFU or pay taxes. As a tax except organization they are forbidden from influencing elections.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If Trump needs to justify his statement on Islam, all he has to do is just ask and we will supply him with a mountain of confirming evidence.

    • luna

      I’d really like to hear it from him. It’s important for me to understand his thinking, how he understands Islam and why he opposes it.

      I agree with him that Islam teaches hatred against non-Muslims. I have come to this understanding by examining the traditions of Islam.

      I’m afraid Donald may be saying something I agree with today, yet speaking out of ignorance, which is potentially dangerous tomorrow.

      • Clausewitz

        Wow, to think I just gave you a like, but you’re still ranting on vindictively.

  • lolwut?
  • David Murrell

    Good, Mr. Trump. Stand by your words. They’re true.