When asked about India and Pakistan, he said “There’s a tremendous conflict between India and Pakistan. Just recently you had (the Uri attack), a lot of people killed. Hopefully everything is going to work out,” he said.
Mr Trump shrugged off concerns about losing the support of some party colleagues over his remarks about women revealed in an 11-year-old tape, saying, “Some of the (Republican) leaders have (backed out) because they are not strong.”
Questions on the tape and sexual assault allegations Mr Trump has faced since were not allowed by the organisers. “I have great respect for Hindus. I have so many friends that are Hindu. They are great people, amazing entrepreneurs,” he said.
Prodded why only Hindus, he said, “I’ll be honest, I have great respect for India. I actually have (real estate) jobs going up in India. (It’s) tremendously successful. It is an amazing country.”
The theme of the event was the fight against terrorism – one of Mr Trump’s subjects.
But he has been vague about the details.
“We have to have extreme vetting before we let people in,” he said.