US presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that he is open to the possibility of “spying on Israel” if he becomes President.
Trump was asked by CBS News for his views on the NSA spying on Israel in order to obtain information to counter Netanyahu’s anti-Iran nuclear deal campaign. Trump said that if he were President, he would probably do the same.
He told the Sunday morning news program, “I have to say this. We’re being spied on by everybody. And it’s terrible what is going on in that whole thing. We find out that we’re being spied on by them. And they’re being spied — everything is out.”
Trump told host John Dickerson that he would not rule out spying on allies
“I would say that I would leave open possibilities of doing whatever it takes to make our country very, very strong and to make our country great again,” he said.
Trump doubled down on his call for preventing Muslims from entering the United States.
“Look, there is a problem. I bring it up,” he said. “Other people have called me. And they say, you have guts to bring it up because, frankly, it’s true. But nobody wants to get involved.
“Now people are getting involved. People that are on different persuasions than me right now, John, are saying, you know, maybe Trump isn’t wrong. We want to examine it. There’s a lot of bad stuff going on.”
Trump said he would be “a much different person” as president.
“I would be very enthusiastic, like I am right now, toward the country. We need spirit. We need a cheerleader,” he said.