Trump continued to emphasize his Muslim friends’ concern about terrorism.
“When my friends call me up, and they call me up very strongly, and they say — these are Muslims — and they say, ‘It’s something, Donald, that has to be talked about,'” he said.
“But they don’t support the ban?” Tapper asked.
“Not really. I mean, why would they support the ban?” Trump answered. “But without the ban, you’re not going to make the point. You’re not going to be able to make the point.”
Trump said he’s been told he’s doing Muslims “a favor.”