Donald Trump Tells Fox News We Should Be Targeting and Killing the Families of Terrorists

Donald TrumpWhen you’re able to make the three hosts of Fox & Friends sit in silence for a few seconds after saying something, that’s when you know you just said something batshit crazy. That’s what happened Wednesday morning when Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said he would target and kill the families of terrorists.

“I would knock the hell out of ISIS. I would hit them, Brian, so hard, like they’ve never been hit before,” Trump stated.

Then when he was asked how he would address civilian casualties, since ISIS tends to hide out in civilian areas and use civilians as human shields, he went on to suggest that he would bomb these targets anyway because we can’t fight a “politically correct war.”

“When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families,” he continued. “They care about their lives. Don’t kid yourself. But they say they don’t care about their lives. You have to take out their families.”

The three hosts then sat in silence for a couple of seconds, didn’t follow-up or press Trump on the outrageous comment he had just made, then quickly shifted the topic over to immigration. That’s really “quality and ethical journalism.” You get a leading presidential candidate to declare that he thinks we need to kill the families of terrorists – and you quickly change the subject.

I’m going to go ahead and predict the seemingly stunned moment of silence by the three Fox & Friends hosts was likely them listening to producers telling them to quickly change topics after they realized what Trump had just said.

There’s no other way to say it anymore – this is pure insanity.

Take out their families? What does that even mean? Is he going to threaten the families of terrorists hoping that, since dying apparently doesn’t deter them (in fact many find it to be an honor), threats to their wives and children might prove to be a deterrent?

So, according to what Trump said Wednesday morning, he’s now endorsed the idea of slaughtering women and children. Because, you know, that definitely won’t make terrorism worse – at all.

And this all comes on the heels of Trump suggesting that he wouldn’t be opposed to a national database to track Muslims.

If Republicans like Trump keep saying comments such as these, ISIS isn’t going to have to worry about trying to find ways for them to get into the United States because rhetoric like this is going to create terrorism within our own borders. Inflammatory statements such as what Trump said Wednesday morning are words that terrorist groups love hearing, because they use that anti-Muslim, violent rhetoric as a perfect recruitment tool. And the worst part is, Republicans are too stupid to understand that.

This is why I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for liberals and progressives to get out and vote next year. We cannot allow Republicans to take back the White House. If we do, I’m not sure if this country will ever be able to recover from the unmitigated damage that they will do to the United States.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Cemetery Girl

    Has he been watching too many Mafia movies? Take them out, take out friends, family, and everyone they know.
    How many high level terrorists come from prominent families? Bin Laden came from a very wealthy, powerful family. He’s honestly going to commit to killing prominent families, possibly residing in countries we treat as allies? I don’t think so. Instead, decimate villages to take out anyone a terrorist might care about. And people that believe the crap that Trump spews will be thrilled. Decimate towns and cheer… who is the terrorist again?

    • PRIME79

      I second every word of that!

  • csbrudy

    Don’t believe for a moment that the owners of the GOP don’t want American Muslims to be “inflamed”, because that’s exactly what they want. The more inflamed Muslims there are, the more a police state is excused.

  • cruisersailor

    Doesn’t Trump act and sound like Mussolini?

  • BobLoblaw

    I have 1 brother that is dumber than dirt. My other brother is an awesome guy. FU Trump! Not all families have the same views.

  • paulsack

    Hmmm,, for a while now I’ve been thinking that tRUMP is kind of a terrorist, the way he divides, hates, lies,,,, interesting idea Donny,, going after the family of a terrorist.