Trump: We Need to Take Out The Families of Terrorists

Donald Trump is at the center of a new furor after calling for America to target the families of terrorists.

“We are fighting a very politically correct war. You have to take out their families. When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families,” he said on Fox News. “They care about their lives. Don't kid yourself. But they say they don't care about their lives. You have to take out their families.”

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This comes after a new development in the dispute over Trump's claim that “thousands" of American Muslims" celebrated in the streets following 9/11.

MTV News unearthed a 2001 interview with Emily Acevedo, a resident of Paterson, New Jersey who said she saw a group of teenagers, “13, maybe 14 at most” rioting and chanting, “Burn America” after the Twin Towers came down.

“They were saying ‘Burn America.’ They had so much hate and they were doing that. It was so sad. It was so sad,” she said back then.

But 14 years later, she's now claiming it never happened, telling MTV: “They were saying burn something but not America.”

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Trump with a commanding lead at 27 percent against Marco Rubio, who is surging into second place with 17 percent.

The New York Times reports the leaders of the Republican Party are in a state of “panic" because they now believe Trump could actually win the nomination but be wiped out in a general election and take the party down with him.

The Times quotes rival Senator Lindsay Graham as calling trump a “race-baiting, religious bigot...[who will] do irreparable damage to the party."

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But it was a kinder, gentler Donald Trump who told supporters in New Hampshire how he kept his children away from alcohol and drugs.

“Since they were little, since they could barely speak, I’d say, 'No drugs, no alcohol no cigarettes,” he said.

Trump's older brother died from alcohol abuse and the GOP front runner revealed a college buddy also struggled with alcohol.

“He became a massive alcoholic. He failed at everything. He lost his family. He lost his home. This is a brilliant guy who lost everything because of alcohol,” he said.

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