Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that be believes "Islam hates us," and called on the United States to "expand" laws on using enhanced interrogation techniques against terrorist groups.

"I think Islam hates us," Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "There's something there that — there's a tremendous hatred there. There's a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There's an unbelievable hatred of us."

Trump was responding to a question by Cooper about whether he believed the West is at war with Islam. Cooper asked Trump if he was referring to Islam at large or to radical elements within the faith.

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