Donald Trump Says He Would Send Refugees Back To Syria Because They 'Could Be ISIS'

And their life-threatening journeys "could be one of the great tactical ploys of all time."

Donald Trump made another campaign stop on Wednesday (Sept. 30) in New Hampshire, where he told the crowd exactly what he would do about the Syrian refugee crisis if elected Commander-in-Trump:

Send them back to Syria.

"I'm putting people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, that if I win, they're going back!" Trump told the crowd, NBC News reports.

Trump went on to say that the millions of refugees forced to flee Syria since the start of their Civil War in 2011 "could be ISIS," and that their dangerous journeys to Europe or the United States "could be one of the great tactical ploys of all time."

His suspicions are based largely on the fact that a number of refugees are "strong looking guys."


"A 200,000-man army maybe, or if you said 50,000 or 80,000 or 100,000, we got problems and that could be possible," Trump said. "I don't know that it is, but it could be possible so they're going back — they're going back."

While CNN reported that Trump previously said the U.S. "had to" accept refugees "on a humanitarian basis," it seems he's changed his mind. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee also voiced suspicion of refugees in early September.

How this plan would work given the legal, international protections granted to refugees by the United Nations remains to be seen.

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