Fox News host Bill O'Reilly pressed Donald Trump on the "heat" of his rhetoric against radical Islam Monday night, asking the presumptive Republican nominee if his language could be contributing to the "demonization" of Muslims.
"Do you see that you could be contributing to a demonization of all Muslims in general? Is that possible?" O'Reilly asked.
Trump was quick to push back, telling the Fox host "just the opposite" is happening, citing that he has "many Muslim friends" who supposedly "thanking" him for his policies on Islam and his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. The billionaire businessman also agreed with O'Reilly's claim that there are "many loyal Muslim-Americans" who "love this country" and have "died for this country."
"They're not all terrorists," he added. "But it doesn't take many, Bill."
When O'Reilly asked Trump if he feels Muslims "fear" him, the presumptive nominee simply said, "I hope not."
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