As if disrespecting members of the U.S. Armed Forces wasn't bad enough, now Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is making the claim that, under his policies, "those people that knocked down the World Trade Center most likely ... wouldn't have been here to knock down the World Trade Center."
First of all, use "who" not "that." We're talking about people, regardless of their actions. Second of all, pardon?
These "policies" are Trump's plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Thankfully, he can only do this if he becomes president. Unfortunately, that may be more of a possibility than most of us care to admit.
This "ban on Muslims" has progressed to a "ban on immigration by citizens from areas of the world with historical ties to terrorism against the U.S. and its allies" over the course of Trump's campaign.
According to Global News, nearly 3,000 people were killed during the September 11 attacks in 2001. However, while some of the hijackers were from Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates, at least 15 of them were from Saudi Arabia, which is "considered an ally in the fight against terrorism."
Raising even more eyebrows, Trump continued his speech, calling Hilary Clinton "the founder of ISIS." This is in reference to her foreign policy record including Libya and other areas.
“She should get an award from them as the founder of ISIS,” he said referring to the so-called Islamic State. “Wouldn’t that be embarrassing to lose to crooked Hillary Clinton? That would be terrible.”
According to FiveThirtyEight, however, the "party conventions have shifted" in almost full favor of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In fact, Trump has been polled so poorly in state and national surveys that he would need a miracle to win.
But things could still change.