Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, in a no hold barred statement said, “I love a safe zone for people.”
And added, “I do not like the migration. I do not like the people coming. Frankly, look, Europe’s going to have to handle it. But they’re going to have riots in Germany. What’s happening in Germany, I always thought Merkel was, like, this great leader. What she’s done in Germany is insane. It’s insane.”
The Donald made the statement during an appearance on the popular Sunday program, CBS’s Face The Nation.
Trump parted company with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s on her open door policy and commitment to take in some 800,000 refugees and migrants this year, including many displaced from the ongoing civil war in Syria.
He also said he would likely support a no-fly zone over Syria, and charged that President Obama is partly to be blamed for the current refugee crisis as he did not use military force after it was learned that Syrian President Bashar al Assad used chemical weapons against his own citizens.
“Well, you know, the time to have done it would have been when he drew the line in the sand,” Trump said.
“I might have gone in. Yeah, I think it’s terrible. When you start using that, I think it’s terrible,” he continued.
In a National CBS poll out Sunday, Trump continues to hold his lead over fellow Republican Ben Carson, but by a similar smaller margin to other recent polls.
CBS found 27 percent support for Trump and 21 percent support for Carson. Texas Senator Ted Cruz came in third in the poll with 9 percent support.
The CBS poll found that Carson was the top second choice among Trump supporters.
CBS reached 1,251 people by phone from October 4-8. The margin of error was plus or minus three percentage points.
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