During a question and answer session at a town hall event in New Hampshire, a woman asked him: “Why aren’t we putting our military retirees on that border or in TSA? Get rid of all these hibi-jabis they wear at TSA. I’ve seen them myself.” The woman then proposed replacing the Muslim employees with military veterans who “fought and defended the US.”
Independent “I understand that,” Mr Trump responded. “You know, we are looking at that,” Mr Trump replied. “We’re looking at a lot of things.”
Not surprisingly, designated terrorist group CAIR immediately reacted with rage. “By appearing to endorse the bigoted views of one of his supporters, Donald Trump is placing all American Muslim women who wear Islamic attire in danger,” said Robert McCaw, the government affairs director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
“American Muslims, and particularly Muslim women, are facing an unprecedented spike in discrimination and hate attacks, due in no small part to Donald Trump’s Islamophobic rhetoric and policy proposals,“ he added. Instead, Mr Trump has repeatedly pledged to help retired military veterans.