NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would strongly consider closing mosques with radical leadership because of the Paris attacks.
Trump told MSNBC on Monday that the government should increase surveillance in and around mosques.
He also tells CNBC that it’s time for Americans to reconsider some civil liberties in light of the Paris attacks.
Trump said at a weekend rally that things would have turned out differently had the victims of the attacks been armed. He repeated that assertion Monday.
He also criticizes President Barack Obama for not moving earlier to destroy the Islamic State sites that France bombed over the weekend.
He says the U.S. should be going more aggressively after the group’s oil and financing.