December 9, 2015 11:09 am
Updated: December 9, 2015 5:58 pm

Donald Trump thinks he can call Bill Gates and have him ‘close the Internet’

WATCH ABOVE: Donald Trump suggests "closing the internet" to avoid young people becoming radicalized.

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Donald Trump has had a lot of opinions on how to combat terrorism lately, but his latest idea is the most perplexing.

The Republican presidential candidate suggested Tuesday that he could speak to Microsoft founder Bill Gates about simply “closing that Internet up” in a bid to curb people from being radicalised online.

“We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people the really understand what’s happening,” he said during a campaign rally at the USS Yorktown in South Carolina.

“We have to talk to them, maybe in certain areas, [about] closing that Internet up in some way. People will say ‘Oh freedom of speech,’ these are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people.”

It’s unclear what exactly Trump was getting at with his remarks.

WATCH ABOVE: Under intense fire from republicans and democrats for his demand to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S., Donald Trump got a stunning 65 per cent  approval for that plan today. But 75 per cent disapproval from democrats, including President Obama. Steve Handlesman reports.

Meanwhile, Twitter continues to search for meaning in Trump’s comments.

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