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Trump would consider declaration of war to fight terror groups

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Donald Trump on Monday night said that as president, he’d be open to asking Congress for a declaration of war to fight terrorist groups such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

{mosads}“It wouldn’t bother me at all doing that. We probably should have done that in the first place,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said Monday night in an interview on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“This is a war against people that are vicious, violent people that we have no idea who they are or where they come from,” Trump added. “We’re 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’s probably not going to be pretty.”

Trump has taken a hardline stance against fighting terrorism and combating the threat of ISIS. In a March interview with The New York Times, Trump said he wants to destroy oil fields in the Middle East because they’re a primary source of money for ISIS.

When O’Reilly asked Trump if he would support “declaring that anyone buying oil from ISIS is an enemy of the state,” the real estate mogul said such an authorization for use of military force probably wouldn’t apply to countries that might buy minimal oil from ISIS.

“Well you know it depends who it is and everything else. I’m not sure I want to go that far because … maybe they send two barrels to England, two barrels to Sweden,” Trump said.

But when it comes to countries buying oil on site, Trump said he wouldn’t hold back.

“In that case, absolutely, 100 percent,” he said. “Those people I would hit so hard, so fast.”

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