Trump: Would Have Kept 9/11 Hijackers Out

WASHINGTON (AP) -

Donald Trump says that had he been president, the Sept. 11 hijackers likely would not have gotten into the U.S. in the first place.

The billionaire developer is leading most polls for the GOP presidential nomination and says on “Fox News Sunday” that if he were “running things…there’s a good chance that those people would not have been in our country.”

All but one of the 19 men who hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania legally entered the country on business or tourist visas. One entered on a student visa but did not show up to class.

Meanwhile, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson says he doesn’t think any of the Democratic candidates would be tough opponents for him to beat in the general election.

The retired neurosurgeon would first have to win the crowded race for the GOP nomination, and currently he’s behind billionaire businessman Donald Trump. 

But Carson says on ABC that the election will essentially be about, “whether we want a nation where the government is in control or a nation where the people are in control.”