Trump: Most Syrian Refugees Are 'Strong Men,' Why Are They Not Fighting For Their Country? (Video)

| by Brendan Kelly

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday at a campaign rally in Tennessee that Syrian refugees are mostly "young, strong men" and questioned why they aren't fighting for their country.

Trump made headlines again recently for saying that if he is elected president, "they're going back," in reference to President Obama's plan to allow Syrian refugees into the United States. 

At a rally in Tennessee Saturday, Trump, who previously supported allowing Syrian refugees to enter the country before walking back on those statements, addressed the president's plan once again. He continued to oppose the idea for fear that the refugees "could be ISIS."

Trump questioned why the refugees don't fight for their country rather than coming to the United States.

"I'm looking the other day and other people have noticed this too," Trump said at the rally. "And they're all men. It's like, where are the women? Now, not all, but they're mostly men. Right? And they're also very strong men. These are not people. The first thing I said is, 'These are men, strong, strong men. Why are they not back fighting for their country?'"

Watch his full speech from the rally below.

Trump has previously stated his opposition to not only Syrian refugees coming to the United States, but also undocumented immigrants from Mexico. As Opposing Views previously reported, when asked about the deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants, Trump said: "We're rounding them up in a very humane way." 

Trump has also shared plans to build a wall on the border of the United States and Mexico if elected. 

Sources: Talking Points Memo, YouTube, Huffington Post, Opposing Views / Photo credit: Talking Points Memo