Trump on Jihadist Video: 'They Use Other People, Too'

'There's a problem' and we have to talk about it, he says
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2016 1:07 PM CST
Donald Trump salutes supporters as he concludes his remarks at a rally in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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(Newser) – Donald Trump has seen the al-Shabab recruitment video that uses footage of him, and as one might expect, he is neither impressed nor contrite. Speaking to CBS News in an interview recorded Friday, he says, "They use other people, too. What am I going to do? I have to say what I have to say. And you [know] what I have to say? There's a problem. We have to find out what is a problem. And we have to solve that problem."

The problem isn't Trump bringing up, he says, so much as his rivals for the presidency tiptoeing around the issue. "I bring it up," he says. "Other people have called me and say, 'You have guts to bring it up because frankly, it's true but nobody wants to get involved. Now people are getting involved." Further, he says, Hillary Clinton was wrong when she claimed in a Democratic debate that ISIS was using Trump to recruit. "It wasn't ISIS and it wasn't made at the time, and she lied," he says, per the AP.

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