Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump dismissed critics who have accused him of failing to stand up for Muslim Americans after a controversial town hall exchange last week, repeatedly stating during a media blitz on Sunday that he has Muslim friends who are “amazing people.”
“I have friends that are Muslims. They are great people, they are amazing people…but we certainly do have a problem. I mean, you have a problem throughout the world,” Trump said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“You have radicals that are doing things. I mean, it wasn’t people from Sweden that blew up the World Trade Center, Jake,” he told host Jake Tapper.
“Most [Muslims] are fabulous. And I have friends that are Muslims,” Trump told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “… But there is a problem with militancy, and it is something that is going to have to be solved.”