Donald Trump has called for the internet to be turned off and said he will talk to Bill Gates about having it 'closed up'.
The presidential hopeful said that “We’ve got to maybe do something with the internet,” because it was being used to radicalise people. He said that he would “see Bill Gates” so that he could look into “closing it up”.
The rest of Mr Trump’s speech went on to criticise the “incompetence” of the “stupid people” that are currently in power in the US.
“We used to call it the quiet majority,” he said of his own supporters. “But people are fed up – they are fed up with incompetence, they are fed up with stupid leaders, they are fed up with stupid people.”
Mr Trump was speaking at a campaign rally on the Second World War aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown in South Carolina. The speech came as polls showed that his frontrunner status was being threatened by Ted Cruz, who was shown to be five percentage points ahead of Mr Trump by a Monmouth poll just before the event.
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