"I talk about jobs, I'm talking about the military -- I don't get into it,” Trump said on ABC's “This Week” Sunday. “They ask that question and I just want to talk about the things because it's of no longer interest to me. We're beyond that and it's just something I don't talk about.”
Long before the real estate mogul’s official presidential aspirations, he was a leading voice among the “birther” movement, which not only questioned the president’s nationality and religion, but also called upon him to present his birth certificate to prove he was American. Obama released his long-form birth certificate in 2011 in response to the uproar.
Asked what he would do specifically as president to combat the problem, Trump didn’t have a definitive answer.
“Only that there seems to be to a certain extent -- and this is not all, most are fabulous -- and I say that number one point: most are fabulous and I have friends that are Muslims and, by the way, they say there is a problem with certain militants that obviously you report on every night on your newscast,” said Trump. “But there is a problem with militancy and it's something that is going to have to be solved. And I don't mean a problem here. I mean this is a world-wide problem.”