Trump's ISIS Strategy: 'Take Out Their Families'

'I would knock the hell out of ISIS'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2015 1:32 PM CST

Donald Trump said earlier this year that he doesn't want to tip his hand on how he would defeat ISIS, but he offered a bit of a glimpse into his anti-terrorism strategy on Wednesday. "I would knock the hell out of ISIS, I would hit them … so hard," the GOP front-runner declared on Fox & Friends, per Yahoo Politics. "When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don't kid yourself. When they say they don't care about their lives, you have to take out their families." He also took aim at what he calls a "very politically correct war" we're fighting, per NBC News. And when asked about civilian casualties, Trump added "one of the reasons we're so ineffective [is the terrorists are] … using [civilians] as shields. It's a horrible thing," the Hill notes.

Trump, who just jumped even more to the front of the GOP pack, next laid into President Obama for what Trump believes are misplaced priorities in fighting the militant group, per Fox News Insider. "All he’s worried about is climate change," Trump continued, referring to the Paris environmental summit Obama is attending. "He thinks climate change is something that's going to go kill us. And it's not going to kill us at all." In fact, Trump added, he wouldn't have even gone to the conference if he were president. "I would have maybe sent a vice president," he noted. "But that might be too high a position." (He didn't charge Fox millions for these insights, did he?)

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