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Trump: "We can't worry about being politically correct"

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 02:13

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump said, ''We can't worry about being politically correct,'' in remarks to Police Association. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump said, "We can't worry about being politically correct," in remarks to the New England Police Benevolent Association in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Trump provoked an international uproar by calling for Muslims, including would-be immigrants, students and tourists, to be blocked from entering the country after the recent shootings in California by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized. "This woman came in on a marriage visa," Trump said. "And she was totally radicalized and she came in and all of sudden they are saying it's not working, the visa system is not working." On December 2, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his Pakistani wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29, carried out an attack on a San Bernardino County employee party that killed 14 people. "We have got to get down to the problems, we can't worry about being politically correct, we just can't afford anymore to be so politically correct," he said. "If you look at what happened, so many people, so many people knew that those two in California were up to no good," he said. "They saw bombs sitting on the floor. They had one guy who bought the guns, they had another person that said 'Oh I didn't want to report them because I didn't want to go racial profiling,'" Trump said. "How stupid do they think we are?," he asked Trump provoked an international uproar by calling for Muslims, including would-be immigrants, students and tourists, to be blocked from entering the country after last week's shootings in California by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized. But so far his proposal does not seem to have affected his standing in the polls. A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted this week, which includes responses from before and after Trump made his proposal on Monday, shows he still holds a commanding lead in the Republican race. The Dec. 6-10 online poll showed Trump was supported by 35 percent of the 556 Republicans surveyed - roughly the same as in the previous five-day period and more than twice the level enjoyed by his nearest rivals, including retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 13 percent, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida at 11 percent.

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Trump: "We can't worry about being politically correct"

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 02:13