A woman in the audience at a Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE event in New Hampshire on Friday pushed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to ban Muslims from working airport security.
“Homeland security and jobs — why aren’t we putting our military retirees on that border or in TSA?" the audience member asked. "Get rid of all these hibijabies they wear at TSA. I’ve seen them myself,” she added as she motioned to her head, presumably referring to a hijab.
“We need the veterans back in there — they fought for this country and defended it. They’ll still do it,” she continued.
“We are looking at that,” Trump responded.
This is not the first time Trump has declined to push back at a questioner wanting to “get rid of” Muslims.
“We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things,” Trump responded in September when a man asked him “when can we get rid of them?”
2008 GOP nominee Sen John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP senators appalled by 'ridiculous' House infighting MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, Chris Christie battle over Fox News Trump's attacks on McConnell seen as prelude to 2024 White House bid MORE (Ariz.) also had interactions with supporters who were accused of Islamophobia, at one point taking a microphone away from a woman who called President Obama an “Arab."