Donald Trump says he'd tell Syrian refugee children: 'You can't come'

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At a New Hampshire town hall event on Monday, Donald Trump was asked whether he could tell Syrian refugee children to their face that they were not welcome in America.

His response: Absolutely.

"I can look at their face and say you can’t come," he said to applause.

He continued:

We don’t know where their parents come from — they have no documentation. I’ve talked to the greatest legal people, I've spoken to the greatest security people, and there's absolutely no way of saying where these people come from. They may be from Syria, they may be ISIS, they may be ISIS related.


Trump went on to claim that ISIS members have been found among Syrian refugees, but—while widely reported by conservative outlets—this has not been confirmed.

Here's Trump's full 4+ minute answer to the question:

Trump has said that, if elected president, he would issue a ban on all Muslims coming into the U.S. He maintains a double-digit lead on Marco Rubio heading into tomorrow's New Hampshire primary, according to Real Clear Politics.

Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.

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