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FILE - In this July 6, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Trump implies letting Muslims into the country is 'committing suicide'


In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Donald Trump said that by allowing Muslims into the country under the protection of the First Amendment, America was "committing suicide." (Start the video above at 5:58.)

"I view it differently," Trump said in reference to the First Amendment.

Trump said he was making his harshly criticized ban on Muslims entering the U.S. "territorial," but also implied that terrorist attacks in France were "their own fault."

Trump also called for "extreme vetting" of refugees, but also said that it was impossible to vet "some of these people." He also said he would require Middle Eastern nations to build safe havens for refugees and foot the bill.

Trump also tied the recent mass shooting in Munich to Islamic terrorism, saying the shooter was shouting "allahu Akbar," Arabic for "God is great," while shooting. However, Reuters reports the Munich shooter had no Islamist ties.

He also railed against Tim Kaine, calling the Democratic vice presidential pick a "slap in the face" to Bernie Sanders supporters.

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