Donald Trump told a room full of New Hampshire voters that America should not stand up to countries that require women to cover their faces with burqas.
“Why are we fighting that?” the often-boisterous Republican presidential candidate asked the crowd, and added the country should “let them” wear what they want instead of entering into combat over the head coverings.
Trump also said women might prefer wearing burqas because it eliminates the need for makeup, according to the Boston Globe.
“Wouldn’t that be easier,” said Trump. “I tell ya, if I was a woman,” Trump continued, signaling a burqa cover with the wave of his hand, “I’m ready darling, let’s go.”
The billionaire made the comments at a rally before his appearance in front of a live audience in New Hampshire for NBC’s “Today.”
During the NBC town hall, Trump outlined some of his foreign policy goals, promising to build a “military so strong, so powerful, so everything” that enemies wouldn’t even consider challenging the United States. He decried ISIS, saying that he would “knock the hell” out of the terror group, but was fine with Russian President Vladimir Putin getting to them first.