Donald Trump’s controversial plan to temporarily halt immigration from Muslim countries to the United States was much-discussed during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.
However, while other candidates may have yelled at him — with Lindsey Graham actually apologizing to Muslims on behalf of Trump — Trump may have managed to get in the best comment. He shut up a few boos with just four words: “I don’t think so.”
Trump’s remarks came as he sparred with libertarian-leaning candidate Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky during last night’s event. Paul was criticizing Trump’s plan to shut down parts of the internet to combat terrorism.
“If you’re going to close the internet, realize America what that entails: That entails getting rid of the First Amendment, OK?” Paul said. “It’s no small feat.”
Trump shot back, accusing Sen. Paul of exaggerating what his plan would do.
“As far as the internet is concerned — I’m not talking about closing the internet,” Trump said.
“I’m talking about parts of Syria, parts of Iraq, where ISIS is. Spotting it. Now, you could close it,” he continued.
“What I like even better than that is getting our smartest and getting our best to infiltrate their internet. So that we know exactly where they’re going, exactly where they’re going to be. I like that better!”
The crowd mostly erupted into applause, but there was a smattering of boos among the adulation, which Trump quickly responded to in typical Trump fashion.
“I just can’t imagine somebody booing,” Trump said. “These are people that want to kill us, folks. And you’re objecting to us infiltrating their conversations? I don’t think so. I don’t think so.”
Trump’s remarks have garnered almost 90,000 likes on Facebook in about 13 hours, as well as a lot of supportive comments.