Obama slams Trump's 'loose talk' over Muslims

2016-06-14 19:42
(Susan Walsh, AP)

(Susan Walsh, AP)

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Washington - President Barack Obama on Tuesday charged that "loose talk" about Muslims by presidential hopeful Donald Trump and other Republicans was betraying American values and harming the fight against extremism.

"We're starting to see where this kind of rhetoric and loose talk and sloppiness about who exactly we're fighting, where this can lead us," Obama told a news conference, two days after the Orlando attacks.

"We now have proposals from the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States to bar all Muslims from emigrating to America - language that singles out immigrants and suggests entire religious communities are complicit in violence. Where does this stop?"

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