Presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump said it is “about time” that President Obama acknowledge radical Islam is wreaking havoc across the world. “I don’t think the people came out of Sweden, okay?” Trump said about the terror attack in Nice, France.
“We have to be very tight with our borders,” Trump said to FOX News’ Greta van Susteren on her nightly show.
“The first thing [President Obama] could do is say radical Islam if it is,” Trump said Thursday night. “Generally speaking I don’t think the people come out of Sweden, okay? It’s probably, possibly but if it is indeed radical Islamic terrorism, it’s about time that he would say so, okay? It’s about time because you are never going to solve this problem unless you are going to define it and it would be about time — people would sigh with relief if he would say it but he doesn’t want to say it.”
VAN SUSTEREN: All right, well let me go back to what’s going on in Nice and this terrorism. What do you think that President Obama is going to be doing tonight about this and contrast it with what you’d be doing tonight.
TRUMP: Well, the first thing he should do is say it’s radical — if it is, and it may not be. So, you know, I want to preface that because — for both of us, because you’re in the same position as I am — but generally speaking I don’t think the people come out of Sweden, okay? It’s probably, possibly but if it is indeed radical Islamic terrorism, it’s about time that he would say so, okay? It’s about time because you are never going to solve this problem unless you are going to define it and it would be about time — people would sigh with relief if he would say it but he doesn’t want to say it. So let’s see what happens, I mean, it just happened now and let’s see who did it and what it’s all about but if it is indeed again like in Orlando, like in San Bernardino, like in Paris, like in the World Trade Center, like so many other places — if it’s radical Islamic terrorism, he ought to say it.
VAN SUSTEREN: And then what? If it is –
TRUMP: And then not let people into our country, Greta. We are taking people into our country, we don’t know who they are. We can’t let people from terrorist states and all of these people pour into our country because, you know, it only takes one or two people to create havoc and we’re allowing thousands of people, we have no idea who they are. We have to be tough. Look, somebody said it the other day that Trump is the law and order candidate. I’m the border candidate, I’m the great trade candidate, we’ll make great trade deals, but I am indeed the law and order candidate and Hillary is weak and ineffective. She’s been there – she created ISIS with her stupid policies. So if this turns out to be yet another attack from radical Islam, then we are going to have to take — our president is going to have to finally admit and do something about it.
VAN SUSTEREN: Donald, thank you for joining us. This was not exactly what I had planned on us talking about tonight but obviously there’s breaking news out of Nice. It takes front and center of all of our attention.
TRUMP: It is so sad to see, Greta. It’s so sad and it’s constant. It’s constant. We don’t do anything about it. We’re weak and we’re weakly led and ineffective. Thank you, Greta, very much.
Trump said he will delay the announcement of his running mate that was scheduled for Friday morning.