Trump says he’d allow ‘rich Muslims’ to enter US

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida on March 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Scott Audette
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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida on March 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Scott Audette *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-SUPER-TUESDAY, originally transmitted on March 3, 2016.

During Donald Trump’s Wisconsin town hall — where he said women should face ‘punishment’ for illegal abortions — the Republican front-runner revealed another interesting tidbit: His proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the country, the cause of much controversy, would not apply to Trump’s wealthy Muslim friends.

“I have a lot of friends that are Muslim and they call me,” Trump told MSNBC during the event. “In most cases, they’re very rich Muslims, OK?”

OK, Donald. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews then asked Trump whether his very rich Muslim friends would be allowed to enter the U.S. during President Trump’s Muslim ban.

“They’ll come in,” Trump said. “And you’ll have exceptions.”

Trump also suggested that America, once Made Great Again™, would be so alluring that Muslims would fight ISIS just to get Trump to lift the ban again.

“Maybe they’ll be more disposed to fight ISIS,” Trump said of the banned, presumably not-rich Muslims.

He continued: “Maybe they’ll say, ‘We want to come back into America, we’ve got to solve this problem.'”

Hillary Clinton, for her part, disagreed:

(Josh Hafner writes for USA Today)