The government's plan to bring Syrian refugees could result in "one of the greatest military coups of all time," GOP front-runner Donald Trump said Saturday, claiming that ISIS fighters could be among the refugees and the migration would be like a "Trojan horse."
"I heard about three weeks ago when I saw the migration as they call it," Trump told Fox News "Cashin' In" host Eric Bolling.
"They were talking about 3,000 people coming here. You say who are they, do they have papers? Then I heard 10, 25. Now 200,000 people. If you look at this migration it is mostly young, strong men."
And, Trump told Bolling, he wondered "why aren't they fighting for Syria if in fact they come from Syria. Then I said, 'how are we going to take 200,000 people?' This could be one of the greatest military coups of all time...some of them definitely in my opinion will be ISIS."
He continued the influx of refugees would be "like a Trojan horse," as many of the migrants would come to the United States while "we are unprepared for it."
In addition, said Trump, the United States is a "debtor nation" that owes $19 trillion, and the infrastructure is bad.
"We are messed up," he told Bolling. "Then I said, look. Obama wants to bring 200,000 people here. I said if I win the election, they are going back. They're going back."
He suggested rather than transferring migrants to Europe or the United States, "we can do free zones , safe zones in Syria where we put people. That's what everybody should be doing."
Meanwhile, the Persian Gulf states "aren't doing anything" even though they have "tremendous money," he said.
"They are not accepting anybody," Trump concluded, "And they are right there. We have a big problem in this country."
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