Donald Trump, who is currently leading Republican primary polls by saying things like, “I would bomb the shit out of ISIS,” revealed today more of his nuanced plans to combat the terrorist network. In a call to his fans at Fox & Friends, he said he would “take out the families” of ISIS members, too.
“I would knock the hell out of ‘em...I would knock the hell out of ISIS,” he said, when questioned about how he would combat terrorism. “I would hit them so hard like they’ve never been hit before.”
“What about civilian casualties?” host Brian Kilmeade countered.
“I would do my best, absolute best,” Trump promised, because why not. “I mean one of the problems that we have and one of the reasons that we’re so ineffective, is you know, they’re trying to, they’re using them as shields. It’s a horrible thing... We’re fighting a very politically correct war.”
“And the other thing is with the terrorists,” he continued, “you have to take out their families. When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don’t kid yourselves. They say they don’t care about their lives. But you have to take out their families.”
Leave no one alive—now that’s a platform at least 25 percent of Republican primary voters stand behind.