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Trump Responds to McCain: ‘We Are Not Exactly Loved By Many Muslims’

Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump responded to comments from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) he made over the weekend regarding Trump’s rhetoric about Muslims and their attitude about the United States.

According to Trump, McCain may not fully understand the problem and he urged vigilance.

“I don’t think he has a point because I would say that we are not exactly loved by many Muslims, whether it is 10 percent like you said on the show this morning, or whether it’s a much larger percent,” Trump said. “You saw the soccer game the other day where they were giving a minute of silence. I assume you saw that where the stadium burst out and shouting out things that even the soccer players were very embarrassed. Nobody knew what to do. They were doing Muslim chants and that was a week ago or less than a week ago.”

“I think John McCain is incorrect,” he added. “We have to be strong. We have to be vigilant. I have many Muslim friends, they’re wonderful people, but nevertheless, we have to be extremely vigilant and extremely strong and we have to understand what the problem is. I don’t think John McCain probably does understand the problem.”

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