Jeb Bush Says Trump's Talk Of Shutting Down Mosques, Registering Muslims Is "Just Wrong"

Donald Trump said earlier this week that there would be "no choice" but to shut down some mosques and raised the possibility of registering Muslims.

After last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would be willing to shut down mosques where he said "some bad things are happening."

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“Some bad things are happening, and a lot of them are happening in the mosques and you're going to have to do something,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Tuesday when asked about his call to shut down some mosques.

“Nobody wants to say this and nobody wants to shut down religious institutions or anything, but you know, you understand it. A lot of people understand it. We’re going to have no choice.”

Asked on Thursday night whether he would consider registering American Muslims, "There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases," he said. "We should have a lot of systems."

"I would certainly implement that," he said. "Absolutely."

On CNBC Friday morning, former Florida Gov. Bush denounced Trump's remarks, saying that his calls were "manipulating people's angst and their fears."

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"When you talk about internment, you talk about closing mosques, you talk about registering people, that's just wrong, I don’t care about campaigns,” Bush said.

Bush continued, “It’s not a question of toughness. It’s manipulating people’s angst and their fears. That’s not strength, that’s weakness.”

“I find it abhorrent that Donald Trump is suggesting we register people. That haunts to a time that no one wants to go back to,” Bush added later in the interview.

On Thursday night, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was asked about Trump's comments about shutting down mosques by Fox News' Megyn Kelly. Rubio said it was not just about mosques, but any place that inspires attacks against the United States.

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“It’s not about closing down mosques. It’s about closing down anyplace, whether it’s a cafe, a diner, an internet site, anyplace where radicals are being inspired,” Rubio said.

“The bigger problem we have is our inability to find out where these places are, because we’ve crippled our intelligence programs, both through unauthorized disclosures by a traitor, in Edward Snowden, or by some of the things this president has put in place with the support even of some from my own party to diminish our intelligence capabilities.”

“So whatever facility is being used, it’s not just a mosque, any facility that’s being used to radicalize and inspire attacks against the United States, should be a place that we look at,” Rubio said.



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