Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the U.S. makes immigration easier for Muslims than Christians coming from Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump mocked fellow candidate, Jeb Bush, and jabbed at President Barack Obama as he spoke about U.S. policy toward Muslims and Christians seeking to immigrate from Syria. After mocking Bush, Trump said, "It is so sad, when you think, that here you have Christian people, good people... and the Muslim people over there are good people too - but why is it so hard for a Christian to come to the United States from Syria, and almost one of the easiest places in the world for a Muslim to come in? But that's a fact. It's pretty bad." Trump drew rebukes from two White House rivals on Friday for saying he would implement a database to keep track of Muslims in the United States and require them to register in response to the attacks in Paris. Trump, interviewed by NBC News after a campaign appearance in Iowa on Thursday night, was asked if there should be a database to monitor Muslims in the United States. Trump's remarks Friday came during a speech at Wofford College in South Carolina.