Donald Trump said Wednesday that he thinks "Islam hates us," drawing little distinction between the religion and radical Islamic terrorism. "I think Islam hates us," Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper, deploring the "tremendous hatred" that he said partly defined the religion. He maintained the war was against radical Islam, but said, "it's very hard to define. It's very hard to separate. Because you don't know who's who." Trump also tried to clarify his position on how far he would go in targeting the families of terrorists. He has said in the past that he is in favor of "expanding the laws" that govern how the U.S. can combat and deter terrorism, and Trump has called to bring back waterboarding, even vowing the U.S. "should go a lot further than waterboarding." Donald Trump talks about his election victories and says if he wins the Florida and Ohio primaries, that the race for the Republican nomination is effectively over Presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about being flexible when working with Democrats. Donald Trump says that his candidacy has brought thousands of new voters from across the political spectrum.
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