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Obama: "Do Republican officials actually agree with this?"

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 01:32

U.S. President Barack Obama took aim at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslim immigrants asking: ''Do Republican officials actually agree with this?'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama took aim at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslim immigrants saying, "You hear language that singles out immigrants and suggests entire religious communities are complicit in violence," he said adding, "Do Republican officials actually agree with this?" Republican Donald Trump on Monday placed responsibility for a mass shooting in Florida squarely at the feet of radical Muslims, who he said were entering the country amidst a flood of refugees and "trying to take over our children." The presumptive Republican presidential nominee drew on the country's deadliest mass shooting to sharpen his vow to ban Muslim immigrants, proposing that the United States suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is "a proven history of terrorism." In his national security speech, Trump said it was time to "tell the truth about radical Islam," the day after 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando by a gunman, likely self-radicalized, who had sworn allegiance to the rebel group Islamic State. In an address on National security Obama said, "Where does this stop? The Orlando killer, one of the San Bernardino killers, the Fort Hood killer: They were all US citizens. Are we gonna start treating all Muslim Americans differently? Subjecting them to special surveillance? Are we going to start discriminating against them because of their faith?" "Do Republican officials actually agree with this?" Obama asked. "Because that's not the American we want. It doesn't reflect our democratic ideals - it won't make us more safe, it'll make us less safe."

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Obama: "Do Republican officials actually agree with this?"

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 01:32