Today at a rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump declared that he’s looking into replacing Muslim TSA workers with veterans. Here’s how the woman posed her demand:
“Why aren’t we putting our retirees, our military retirees, on that border or in TSA?” the woman asked. “Get rid of all these hibijabis they wear at TSA. I’ve seen them myself,” she said, gesturing toward her face. (The woman seemed to be referring to the hijab, the headscarf worn by many Muslim women.)
Trump responded, “I understand.”
“We need the veterans back in there to take it. They fought for this country and defended it. They’ll still do it,” the woman said.
The Manhattan businessman told the woman, “and we are looking at that. We are looking at that. We’re looking at a lot of things,” before touting his endorsements from Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the 16,500-member National Border Patrol Council union representing border agents.