Trump facing criticism over comments on closing mosques

Donald Trump appeared on the FOX Business Network, during his interview he was questioned whether he would support the closure of some mosques if Islamic extremists worshipped there.

- Donald Trump appeared on the FOX Business Network, during his interview he was questioned whether he would support the closure of some mosques if Islamic extremists worshipped there.

"I would do that, absolutely, I think it is great. It depends on if the mosque is loaded for bear; I don't know you would have to certainly look at it," said Donald Trump.

One Islamic civil rights activist group immediately dumped on Trump.

"It is very surprising and concerning that somebody who is running for Commander in Chief to protect the Constitution is advocating going against the very things that the Constitution stands for; religious liberties and things like that," said Liban Yousef, with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

FOX 10 asked the Trump campaign what it had to say about all this criticism. Trump's chief national spokesperson Hope Hicks said she would not respond to the criticism.

Donald Trump did say he's not sure if it would be legal to close mosques since the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of religion.


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