Washington: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he would have no problem asking the Congress for a declaration of war against terrorism.
“It would not bother me at all doing that, we probably should have done that in the first place. This is a war against people that are vicious, violent that we have no idea who they are or where they come from,” Trump, 69, told Fox News yesterday when asked if he would support asking Congress for a declaration of war to fight terrorism.
“We are allowing tens of thousands of them into our country now, so on top of wars on foreign land, wait until you see what happens in the future. It is probably not going to be pretty,” Trump said.
Meanwhile, Trump met Senator Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in New York, fuelling speculation that this was part of his vice presidential search. Corker, however, refuted such reports.
“We talked more about China, Russia. You know, I will tell you what is interesting. I met my counterpart last week from China. The fact that he is challenging some of the status quo, it is causing these countries to think a little bit differently about the US and I say that in a positive way,” Corker told reporters after meeting Trump.
A new poll by Washington Post/ABC News poll showed Trump is leading his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, 68, by four per cent in a hypothetical November match up.
In the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Clinton is leading Trump 46-43. But both the polls are within the sampling error.
Trump, who so far has self-funded his campaign, would hold his first fund raiser today in New Mexico. About 25 people are expected to attend this fund raiser of USD 10,000 per person.
Last week, Trump had signed agreement with the Republican National Committee in this regard. He has set a target of USD one billion for fund raisers.