Donald Trump was one of the first Republican presidential candidates to say he would welcome Syrian refugees into the country.
But on Wednesday, during a campaign speech in New Hampshire, Trump completely flipped on that stance and said he would send them back if he’s elected, according to Fox News.
Just last month, Trump had said the the refugees fleeing Syria were “living in hell.”
“There’s a lot of security risk with it,” Trump told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly at the time. “But something has to be done. It’s an unbelievable humanitarian problem.”
He told O’Reilly that he “hated” the concept of bringing refugees into the U.S., but “with what’s happening you have to.”
On Wednesday, Trump said he would send the refugees back out of fear that that were actually ISIS militants.
“I’m putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration,” Trump said, as quoted by Fox. “If I win, they’re going back.”
“They could be ISIS, I don’t know,” Trump said, according to the report. “This could be one of the great tactical ploys of all time. A 200,000-man army, maybe. That could be possible.”