Watch: CNN Asks Trump- ‘Are Muslims A Problem?’ Donald Unleashes PERFECT Response

CNN’s Don Lemon used his interview time with Donald Trump, not to ask about Trump’s proposed policies that he plans to put into place once he becomes president, but to repeat a question that was asked by an attendee a while back about Muslims in America being some sort of problem.

Trump was quick to point out that when the unidentified man asked him the question at one of his rallies, he didn’t answer the question. But today, he decided to elaborate on his views.

Trump said, “Are they a problem? You tell me. And I say it often, I don’t see the people who knocked down the World Trade Center, going back to Sweden… By the way, most Muslims, and I know many, are great people.”

“Are Muslims a problem?” Lemon asked.

Trump replied, “Well, I think certain segments are certainly a problem. Unless you want to be so politically correct, what do you want me to say? ‘Oh, absolutely not!’ I mean, you have ISIS. You have the migration. You have all this stuff. You have, you know, a lot of people think you can end up with World War III in the Middle East. I’ve heard that for 25 years. There’s something going on.”

This line of questioning appears to be a ‘got you!’ question for Republican candidates. Ben Carson was recently grilled about his comments that a Muslim president of the United States would have to disavow his Islamic beliefs in sharia law, the tenants of Islam that would relegate Christians to second-class citizens required to pay an additional tax for being a Christian, and calls from the Koran to kill unbelievers, in order to lead the executive branch.

Carson did not retract his statements or back down from his convictions. Trump didn’t either.

One might say Lemon used his valuable interview time asking questions that have already been answered rather than asking questions that may shed light on Trump’s plans to purportedly make America the powerhouse that it once was.

Wouldn’t you rather hear CNN reporters asking questions that matter instead of trying to catch a Republican candidate in some Islamaphobic snare?

GOP Can’t Win In 2016 By Losing Now

Some Republicans in Congress will never learn.

This time, the GOP’s hard-right conservative minority had dreams of shutting Washington down over Planned Parenthood’s illegal profiteering in fetal tissue from its abortion business.

They hoped to defund Planned Parenthood of its half-billion in annual federal dollars by attaching a measure that did exactly that to a larger spending bill.

They thought their legislative trickery would force President Obama into vetoing the spending bill, thereby shutting down the government in Washington.

Obama would then get the blame for the shut down and — what? — not get reelected in 2016?

Come on. The super-conservatives were never going to get enough votes in Congress to catch Obama in their trap.

Luckily, they were saved from seriously hurting themselves, their party and the conservative cause on Wednesday, when the Senate and the House each voted for a stopgap spending bill that keeps D.C. operating until Dec. 11.

But the televised hearing on Tuesday, where Republicans grilled Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards, was a PR disaster for the GOP.

Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz and his allies scored some points during their five-hour interrogation.

They got Richards to admit she earned $600,000 a year and exposed that Planned Parenthood had transferred millions of dollars from its charitable arm to its lobbying and political operations.

Planned Parenthood’s claim that only 3 percent of its services are for abortions was also shown to be a lie. About a tenth of its clients get an abortion, and abortions account for about a third of its annual revenue.

Those Republican highlights were featured later on Fox News and talk radio and gave their conservative audiences something to gloat about for 24 hours.

But they were not what most of the country saw or heard.

When the mainstream media covered the Planned Parenthood hearings, what they focused on was a nice woman being badgered and rudely interrupted by a gang of nasty Republicans.

No matter how evasive Richards was, no matter how she tried to downplay or spin Planned Parenthood’s gruesome and immoral abortion business, she was always going to receive nothing but sympathy from the mainstream media.

And where do most American voters — and most independents — get their news?  From CBS, CNN, the Washington Post and dozens of other liberal media outlets.

If any Republican thinks that their side of the Planned Parenthood argument will ever get a friendly or even fair presentation on those places, they are smoking crack.

In the Age of Obama and bigger government, the idea of shutting down the D.C. government over a matter of principle is thrilling to any true conservative.

But if Republicans want to defund Planned Parenthood right now, the best way to do it is through the states.

There are 31 states with Republican governors. Five of them have already defunded Planned Parenthood by prohibiting the use of Medicaid funds for abortion.

Putting pressure on the states to remove taxpayer support of abortion mills can work, and it can be done without sabotaging the Republicans’ presidential chances next year.

Meanwhile, the super-conservatives in Congress need to get smart and get real.

If every conservative and every Republican in the country votes for the GOP’s nominee for president, we still lose.

We need independents and Democrats in 2016. Lots of them.

And for most of those voters, especially the younger ones in their 30s and 40s, Planned Parenthood is simply not a presidential issue.

Jobs and the economy are.

Republicans of all kinds from moderates to super-conservative need to keep their eyes on the GOP’s most important prize — winning the White House.

To do that, we have to broaden our message and our appeal, not narrow it.

Otherwise, we lose again.

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‘The View’ Was Trashing Ben Carson. Then Candace Cameron-Bure Sent A Message They Couldn’t Ignore

Despite being muzzled by The View producers on her first day, new panelist Candace Cameron-Bure is making a mark on the liberal TV show and standing up for her conservative beliefs.

Even as she has been added as a panelist, Cameron-Bure has not been able to make every episode of the morning talk show because she is finishing up work on the first season of her new TV series based on the 80s show Full House. So Cameron-Bure wasn’t on set during the recent discussion of Dr. Ben Carson’s comments about the suitability of a practicing Muslim becoming president of the United States.

During the broadcast, The View host Whoopi Goldberg and the other panelists launched into a segment mischaracterizing Dr. Carson’s statement that a Muslim who practices Sharia is not a suitable candidate for president.

Carson infuriated liberals with his comments that someone who places Islam ahead of the U.S. Constitution is not a person that Americans should vote for.

During The View discussion, Goldberg proved that she didn’t understand Carson’s comments when she attacked him over the “no religious test” segment in the U.S. Constitution.

Since Cameron-Bure wasn’t on set during the discussion, she participated in the only way open to her, on Twitter.

Later, panelist Joy Behar attacked Carson over his ideas on science. “Somebody who’s a doctor, some of the things that come out of his mouth. He says that he doesn’t believe in evolution!” Behar said. Co-host Michelle Collins also jumped in, saying, “For an educated guy, a minority, to come out and say that. It’s so shocking to me.” Cameron-Bure had a reply for this, too.

Once Cameron-Bure is finished with her TV series, she will join the panel daily on The View. Expect sparks to fly.

Jake Tapper Pushes Ben Carson Too Far On Muslim Comments


Ben Carson: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper attempted to trap Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson into admitting that he was engaging in unfair discrimination against Muslims because of his views. Ben Carson said:

I would have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam. If they are not willing to reject Sharia and all the portions of it that are talked about in the Quran — if they are not willing to reject that, and subject that to American values and the Constitution, then of course, I would.

Tapper continued to press Dr. Carson:

Jake Tapper: “Because you seem to be singling out Muslims as individuals who automatically, as a knee-jerk, would put their religion ahead of the country and I think that offended a lot of people, including a lot of patriotic Muslims.”

Ben Carson: “I think the statement stands. Is it possible that maybe the media thinks that it’s the bigger deal than the American people do? Because American people, the majority of them, agree with, and they understand exactly what I’m saying.”

Dr. Carson explained that a person who embraces Sharia law would necessarily want to establish a “theocracy” in the United States.

And you cannot, unless you specifically deny that portion of Islam, be a Muslim in good standing. Now if that is the case, if you are not willing to reject that, then how in the world can you possibly be the President of the United States.

Tapper accused Carson of assuming that Muslim Americans put their beliefs ahead of the country.

Jake Tapper: “You’re an African-American. You know what it’s like for people to make false assumptions about you. And you seem to be doing the same thing with Muslims.” 

Ben Carson: “In which way am I making a false assumption about them?”

Jake Tapper: “You’re assuming that Muslim-Americans put their religion ahead of the country.”

Ben Carson: “I’m assuming that if you accept all the tenets of Islam, that you would have a very difficult time abiding under the Constitution of the United States.”

Armstrong Williams (off-camera): “This interview is over.”

Jake Tapper: “OK.”

Armstrong Williams: “Thank you.”

Jake Tapper: “Thank you, Dr. Carson. I appreciate it.”

Ben Carson: “All right.”

Watch: What Trump Said About The Guy Who Asked Him The Muslim Question Startled This Reporter

A new video shows Donald Trump refusing to be led down the path of political correctness, much to the shock of a reporter still fixated on last Thursday’s New Hampshire town hall question about President Obama and Muslims.

CBS on Tuesday released a segment of an interview between the Republican presidential front-runner and CBS News anchor Scott Pelley. The clip is part of a larger interview set to run Sunday on 60 Minutes.

In the video, Pelley started by asking about the event’s first question, asked by a man who some now suspect of being a plant in the audience.

“’We have a problem in this country and it’s Muslims.’ You let that pass, and I wonder what that tells us about you,” Pelley scolded Trump.

After Trump explained that the question had more to it than that and that Pelley dragged in the word “bigotry,” Trump responded.

“Look, he said mostly about Obama, that whole question — I don’t have to defend President Obama. He’s not going to defend me. So whether you agree with the man or you don’t agree– and there were people in that audience, as you probably noticed, that did agree with him,” Trump said.

Pelley then told Trump it was a “testing moment for a man running for president.” Trump swiftly rejected the assertion.

“Here you had a bigot who you could slap down,” Pelley insisted as he and Trump disagreed.

“You don’t know that. He asked a question. You don’t know he’s a bigot,” Trump said.

Pelley gave a dramatic, startled pause, then repeated the man’s opening line.

Trump refused to bend.

“Well, let me ask you — so he said, ‘There are problems in this country and it’s Muslims.’ I love the Muslims. I have many, many friends, people living in this building. Muslims, they’re phenomenal people. But like everything else, you have people where there are problems,” Trump said.

“We can say there are no problems with the Muslims. There is no terrorism. There isn’t anything. They didn’t knock down the World Trade Center. To the best of my knowledge, the people who knocked down the World Trade Center – they didn’t fly back to Sweden,” Trump finished.

h/t: TheBlaze