“I’m an American.
My kids should be American.
They’re American citizens,” he said, adding that he hopes to someday be the first American president.
“I don’t want to go back to a country where you’re not allowed to be an American citizen.”
Trump, a frequent critic of American immigration, has long opposed the idea of a Muslim ban.
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, he declared “America is a nation of immigrants” and urged Americans to be vigilant.
“It’s not a country that takes in the least amount of people,” he told Fox News last week.
But on Monday, the Republican presidential nominee reiterated that he will respect the US’s immigration laws, despite the threat of an imminent terror attack.
“I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, which is a right,” he wrote.
“We should protect it, not infringe upon it.
But if I were president, I’d ask Congress to take a look at that.
I’d like to see the Second AMM [American Memorial to Martyrs] in Washington, D.C., rebuilt to hold a memorial to the thousands who died in our nation’s war.
That would be a very strong memorial.
But the answer is not to tear down a monument.”