Donald Trump Warns That Syrian Refugees May Be A ‘Trojan Horse’ For ISIS, Calls Merkel ‘Insane’

The GOP presidential front runner and businessman Donald Trump is warning that Syrian refugees may be “the greatest Trojan horse” ever for the Islamic State terrorist group. Trump claims that ISIS could be placing its troops into various countries under the guise that they are Syrian refugees. Therefore, he says that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is “insane” for letting all of those refugees into Germany.

The Daily Mail reports that presidential hopeful Donald Trump was vocal about his stance on allowing Syrian refugees into the United States by noting that he absolutely would not allow the Syrian immigrants that “could be ISIS” into this country. Trump claimed that the Syrian refugees may be the “greatest Trojan horse” ever and that countries should be leery of allowing a flood of immigrants into their country. Trump notes that he isn’t too keen on allowing any of the immigrants into the country at all, but when the toll reaches 200,000 he is absolutely out.

“I don’t want these people coming over here. When they were talking about 3,000 people, I begrudgingly would say, ‘Ahh, maybe, I don’t know. Maybe. A little bit.’ And then they said 10,000. I’m not thrilled, but maybe. But 200,000 people? This could be the greatest Trojan horse. This could make the Trojan horse look like peanuts if these people turned out to be a lot of ISIS.”

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According to the New York Post, Trump was particularly harsh on German Chancellor Angela Merkel who he says is “insane” for allowing so many immigrants into Germany. He says that Merkel has made a bed for all sorts of attacks in Germany and that the idea of open borders for these immigrants was insane.

“I thought Merkel was a great leader. What she’s done in Germany is insane. it’s insane. They’re having all sorts of attacks, letting in that many people.”

Trump did have some suggestions to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis. The presidential hopeful noted that the Gulf States have “nothing but money” and should be taking care of this issue on their own. In fact, the GOP presidential front runner notes that designated “safe zones” within the region could be the answer.

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Safe zones would be setup in a section of Syria for those in war-torn cities to live until the civil war is over. Trump says a large piece of land could be carved out as a refugee center to harbor families until the war is over. He claims that the people could “go back where they came from” after the war. He notes that he is against migration as he doesn’t “like people coming” but would support a safe zone setup for the refugees in their own country. Trump went so far as to say the US may even help the safe zone efforts financially but should draw the line at actually accepting Syrian refugees “that could be ISIS” into the country.

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“They’re mostly men, and they’re strong men. These are physically young strong men. They look like prime time soldiers. Now, it’s probably not true, but where are the women? You see some women, you see some children. But for the most part I’m looking at these strong men. Why aren’t they fighting for their country?”

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