WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he expects to do “great” with Muslim voters.
Trump told reporters before a rally in Worcester, Massachusetts, that he’s confident he’ll win over Muslims in addition to Hispanic voters because he’s talking about security issues.
Trump has said he believes the U.S. will have no choice but to close some mosques because of radical activity. He also continuing to criticize President Barack Obama’s response to the attacks in Paris.
He says if Obama won’t refer to such acts as “radical Islamic terrorism” he’s not going to be able to solve the problem. He has repeatedly criticized Democrats and the President for avoiding the term.
“I don’t even know if he wants to solve the problem,” Trump says.
Trump’s event was interrupted several times by protesters who were escorted out by police. While Trump usually brushes off interruptions, he responded to one man with an insult.
“It’s amazing. I mentioned food stamps and that guy who’s seriously overweight went crazy,” Trump said in response.