Billionaire Donald Trump is worried the mass migration of Syrian refugees set to pour into the United States could be a “Trojan horse” for radical Islamic jihadists intent on killing Americans. Trump made the remarks Nov. 16 in Tennessee, where he voiced his opposition to allowing up to 200,000 Muslim refugees into the U.S. over the next two years.
“Is this a Trojan horse?” asked Trump, whose wife is a legal Slovenian immigrant. “We’re always getting into things we shouldn’t be getting into.”
The Donald previously supported granting asylum to refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, but changed his mind following the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, France, that killed 129 people and injured more than 350.
Trump slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for agreeing to accept as many as 1.5 million refugees into her country.
The deluge of Muslim immigrants into Germany have fueled protests among native residents, who are furious at Merkel for ignoring the poverty and homelessness of German citizens while providing free housing, food, and job training for refugees.
“I think what she did to Germany is a disgrace,” said Trump, who blasted U.S. president Barack Obama for agreeing to take in up to 200,000 Syrian refugees over the next two years.
Trump is disgusted the United States will house and feed illegal immigrants and foreign refugees while many U.S. military veterans are unemployed, homeless, and receive inadequate medical care.
“Our veterans are not treated as well as the illegals,” said Trump, who vowed to defeat ISIS. “I’m gonna bomb the sh-t out of them.”
Trump, 69, has previously questioned why photo after photo of recent Muslim refugees into Europe appears to be mostly young, healthy-looking military-age men.
The migration was strange to me because it seems like so many men. There aren’t that many women, there aren’t that many children.
It looked like mostly men, and they looked like strong men. And I’m saying, ‘Where are all the women? Where are all the children?’ “
The Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris have spawned a heated debate as 34 governors oppose admitting Syrian refugees into their states. In October 2015, FBI Director James Comey told the House Committee on Homeland Security the federal government does not have the ability to conduct thorough background checks on all the Syrian refugees Obama wants to admit into the country.
We can only query against that which we have collected,” said Comey, who was appointed by Obama.
“So if someone has never made a ripple in the pond in Syria in a way that would get their identity reflected in our database, we can query our database until the cows come home, but nothing will show up because we have no record of them.”
On Twitter, supporters of Syrian refugees called opponents racist and xenophobic, while those opposing the mass migration slammed proponents as naive and welcoming the rape and subjugation of women.