Donald Trump: 'Islam Hates Us'
Donald Trump on Wednesday gave some more provocative comments about Islam.
"I think Islam hates us," Trump said when CNN anchor Anderson Cooper asked him whether the US was at war with Islam.
"There's a tremendous hatred," the Republican presidential frontrunner continued. "We have to get to the bottom of it. There is an unbelievable hatred of us."
Trump sparked a national firestorm in December when he proposed that the US bar all Muslims tourists and immigrants from entering the US until the "hatred" in the religion is figured out. Trump announced his plan after the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.
Trump also appeared open in November to some kind of database for Muslim Americans, but he later distanced himself from the idea.
"There's a tremendous hatred. And we have to be very vigilant," Trump told Cooper on Wednesday.
"We have to be very careful," he added. "And we can't allow people coming into this country who have this hatred of the United States and of people that are not Muslim."