Donald Trump told the hosts of “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday that he would “take out” the families of terrorists as President.
Asked how he could prevent civilian casualties while carrying out his plan to “bomb the hell” out of the Islamic State terrorist group, the Republican presidential frontrunner said America was “fighting a very politically correct war” and needed to focus on neutralizing the associates of terrorists.
“When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families,” Trump said. “They care about their lives. Don’t kid yourself. But they say they don’t care about their lives. You have to take out their families.”
The “Fox and Friends” hosts didn’t press Trump on how this strategy would work in practice or prevent retaliatory action. Instead, they pivoted to a question on illegal immigration.