According to comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in South Carolina, America’s best shot at preventing Americans from joining ISIS involves "closing that internet up" in "certain areas."
Trump explained that the United States is "losing a lot of people because of the internet, and we have to do something," floating the idea that maybe closing the internet in some unspecified places (presumably towns full of people who marked ‘terrorist’ in their United States Census forms) will prevent people from connecting with and joining ISIS.
But how would Trump go about closing the internet down? Apparently, he’d seek the advice of "Bill Gates and a lot of different people who really understand what’s happening."
And though Trump says "oh somebody will say ‘freedom of speech! freedom of speech!" Trump also explained that "these are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people," showing great disdain for many citizens of the country he hopes to run.
Though Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may not have a solution to America’s ISIS problem, he does have a suggestion to its Trump problem, telling Donald Trump on Twitter that he "will still reserve him a seat on the Blue Origin rocket. #sendDonaldtospace" after being trashed by the presidential hopeful earlier in the day.
You can watch the video of Trump’s comments regarding the internet and ISIS below.