When pressed by Cuomo if he believes that all Muslims are “part of the hatred,” a characteristically vague Trump said that “if you look at the mosques and you go to various places and you look at what’s going on there and it’s virtually 100 percent. Certainly you can say radical Islam is a disaster right now, it’s causing tremendous problems worldwide, not just here. But the question was asked about Islam and there’s a great hatred, there’s no question about it.”
Trump, who wants to ban the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims from entering America, added that Americans must “run our own place” rather than worry that such comments would alienate Muslims across the globe, noting that many people in the audience seemed to like his idea.
“There is animosity like I’ve never seen before and hopefully we can straighten it out,” Trump said.