In a previously reported interview with Chuck Todd about his campaign positivity, Donald Trump in the same interview expanded on his proposal to restrict immigration from areas with high levels of terrorism. Trump further insists this rhetoric is not a “roll back” of his initial proposal to ban all Muslim immigrants.
Trump tells Todd:
“I actually don’t think it’s a rollback. In fact, you could say it’s an expansion. I’m looking now at territory. People were so upset when I used the word Muslim. Oh, you can’t use the word Muslim. Remember this. And I’m okay with that because I’m talking territory instead of Muslim.
But just remember this… our Constitution is great. But it doesn’t necessarily give us the right to commit suicide, okay? Now, we have a religious, you know, everybody wants to be protected. And that’s great. And that’s the wonderful part of our Constitution. I view it differently.”
The Republican nominee further iterates to Todd that he stands by his embrace of the U.K.’s Brexit. Calling the World Trade Organization a “disaster,” Trump cites his frustration with member countries of NATO who “aren’t paying what they are supposed to be paying,” as well as his long-standing criticism of NAFTA.