Trump, who was speaking to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, said of the refugees, “They send them to the Republicans, not to the Democrats, you know because they know the problem … why would we want to bother the Democrats?”
Trump’s comments come a day after more than two dozen governors, mainly Republicans, vowed to resist federal efforts to settle refugees in their states. President Barack Obama has said the U.S. will accept 10,000 refugees over the next year. Trump often cites a far higher figure — 250,000 — that has no basis in fact. On Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted, “Refugees from Syria are now pouring into our great country. Who knows who they are – some could be ISIS. Is our president insane?”
At a rally in Knoxville, Tenn., on Monday, Trump said the refugees should stay within Syria. “What I’d like is … build a big beautiful safe zone and you have whatever it is so people can live, and they’ll be happier,” he said.
Ingraham said that she had spoken with Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, who told her his state is already hosting dozens of Syrian refugees because “everybody wants to come to Florida” due to its low taxes and ample job opportunities. (Read more from “Trump: Obama Sending Refugees to Republican States” HERE)