Donald Trump on Terrorist Recruitment Video: ‘They Use Other People, Too’

Other people besides Donald Trump have been featured in recruitment videos used by terrorist organizations, the GOP presidential frontrunner pointed out Sunday morning.

Appearing on multiple shows Sunday, Trump addressed the recruitment video which features a clip of the business mogul speaking at a campaign rally and calling for a moratorium on Muslims entering the country in the wake of recent terrorist attacks worldwide, including in the U.S.

While Trump said he is not afraid to speak out against “problems,” he said that he isn’t the only person featured in the video.

BILOXI, MS - JANUARY 02: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speaks at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on January 2, 2016 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Trump, who has strong support from Southern voters, spoke to thousands in the small Mississippi city on the Gulf of Mexico. Trump continues to split the GOP establishment with his populist and controversial views on immigration, muslims and some of his recent comments on women. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS – JANUARY 02: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speaks at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on January 2, 2016 in Biloxi, Mississippi. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

“They use other people, too,” Trump said in an interview that aired on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “What am I going to do? I have to say what I have to say. And you [know] what I have to say? There’s a problem. We have to find out what is a problem. And we have to solve that problem.”

On “Fox and Friends” Sunday morning, Trump continued to slam Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and said that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has also been featured in terrorism recruitment videos. Clinton drew ire after the last Democratic presidential debate when she claimed the Islamic State was using Trump as a recruitment tactic.

“Of course at some point they’re going to do something. I’m the frontrunner by a lot,” Trump said of terrorists using him as a recruitment tool. “What does that mean — we’re not supposed to speak about the enemy? And they are the enemy, by the way. We’re not supposed to speak about the enemy or we’re going to be used in a propaganda?”

“[Clinton’s] husband is in a propaganda, part of ISIS’ propaganda, I think it’s an ISIS, and they really put him down as a degenerate, if you look at what they talk about him. They talk about all of his scandals,” Trump continued.

Trump argued that Clinton was not “right” when she made the claim during the Democratic debate as the militant group that featured Trump in a video was al-Shabaab, not the Islamic State. He also slammed media coverage of the video as being “inaccurate” and “disgusting.”

Trump also said Sunday that he is the one Republican presidential hopeful who could “easily” beat Clinton in 2016.

Watch Trump’s interview with “Fox and Friends” below.

223 Comments