- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would “knock the hell out of” the Islamic State terrorist group and that “you have to take out” the families of terrorists.

“I would knock the hell out of ISIS,” Mr. Trump said on “Fox and Friends.” “I would hit them … so hard like they’ve never been hit before.”

Asked about the possibility of civilian casualties, Mr. Trump said he would do his “absolute best,” but that one of the problems is that terrorists use them as human shields.

“It’s a horrible thing — they’re using [them] as shields,” he said. “But we’re fighting a very politically correct war.”

“And the other thing is with the terrorists: You have to take out their families,” he said. When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives — don’t kid yourself. … They say they don’t care about their lives. You have to take out their families.”

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