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Barbara Walters Asks Trump If He’s a Bigot as He Invokes 9/11 to Defend Muslim Ban

trump waltersBarbara Walters bluntly asked Donald Trump tonight if he’s a bigot. She put Trump on the defensive about his proposal to ban all foreign Muslims from entering the United States.

Trump said he has “great respect and love” for Muslims, touting how he personally knows Muslims who “agree with me 100 percent” on this.

He argued, “They knocked down the World Trade Center, they tried doing it twice, other things have happened.”

Walters brought up the criticism that rhetoric like his is exactly what ISIS wants. Trump responded, “I’m the worst thing that’s ever happened to ISIS.”

And the following exchange needs to be seen in its entirety:

WALTERS: Are you a bigot?

TRUMP: Not at all. Probably the least of anybody you’ve ever met.

WALTERS: Because?

TRUMP: ‘Cause I’m not! I’m a person that has common sense, I’m a smart person, I know how to run things, I know how to make America great again.

Watch above, via ABC.

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