There’s no secret that Republican candidates are against federal surveillance, as Senator Marco Rubio and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush have already expressed their opinion regarding this topic. According to The Hill, Donald Trump also joined the club, but he expressed his opinions in his already famous style.
“I know that my conversations are listened”
During an interview for MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday, which happened a day after the new National Security Agency went into place, the Republican candidate for the White House said he would “err on the side of security”.
“Every time I pick up a phone, I assume people are listening to my conversations,” added Donald Trump. “I don’t like it, but I have to make that assumption. I would really much err on the side of security. As a lot of people would agree with me on that.”
Donald Trump‘s comments come after a debate withing the Republican Party regarding the NSA. Previously, Senator Marco Rubio launched an ‘attack’ to Senator Ted Cruz, who was supporting the new restrictions imposed by the NSA.
Did Cruz and Paul weakened national security?
Apparently, Mr. Cruz, alongside Senator Rand Paul helped weakening national security by putting an end to NSA’s activity of collection millions of phone record, fact revealed for the first time by Edward Snowden, claimed Marco Rubio.
As for Jeb Bush’s opinion, the brother of a president who oversaw the growth in NSA powers, he totally agrees with Marco Rubio. Even more, they were joined by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and many other Republicans in their ‘fight’ with Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.
The issue was highly discussed after the latest terrorist attacks in Paris, which have raised concerns about national security.
“I’ve been there from the beginning. I’ve been there from before the Paris attack. After every attack, everybody says exactly this, but I err on the side of security,” Donald Trump said this Monday morning.