Trump: US Should ‘Help As Much As Possible,’ With Refugee Crisis, ‘Possibly’ Let Some In

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated that while “There’s only so much we can do. We have to fix our own country” the US should “help as much as possible” with the European refugee crisis and “possibly” let some refugees into the US on Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Trump was asked about the European refugee crisis and, “Should we be letting some of those people into this country?”

He answered, “So horrible on a humanitarian basis when you see that. It’s like incredible what’s going on. But, you know, we have so many problems. And the answer is possibly yes, Cokie, possibly yes. But we have so many problems of our own. We have border problems that are big league that I exposed. I think if I didn’t expose them, I don’t think you’d be talking about them right now. I mean, it’s become a very big subject of debate. And it’s not so much debate. People now realize I was right when I made that initial statement, and by the way, took a lot of heat for about a two week period, until people realized what was going on. But we have our own problems. We have so many problems to solve. Our country is broken. Our — we owe now — you know I’ve been saying 18 trillion, we now owe $19 trillion. It’s going to go up very rapidly from this point forward. You know that 18 stayed there for a long time. But now if you look at the numbers and the balance sheets, it’s going to go up very rapidly. We’re at $19 trillion. There’s only so much we can do. We have to fix our own country. Now, Europe is handling it. Germany has been very generous so far, which is very surprising to me, to be honest with you. But there’s a huge problem, and we should help as much as possible, but we do have to fix our own country.”

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