Donald Trump topped polls for much of 2015, in part because his clear position on the Islamic State resonates with many Americans.
Last month, a Washington Post/ABC News poll showed that nearly 60% of those surveyed believe the nation is "at war with radical Islam." And a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken last week revealed that voters view the Republican Party as having a better plan to combat terrorism than Democrats, 35% to 20%.
Here are ten of the most memorable Donald Trump quotes on ISIS this year…
10 Donald Trump Quotes on ISIS We Won't Soon Forget
Donald Trump Quotes on ISIS No. 1: The billionaire said he'd "bomb the s—" out of ISIS in a rally in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Nov. 12. You can watch the video of his remark below, and here it is transcribed:
"ISIS is making a tremendous amount of money because they have certain oil camps, certain areas of oil that they took away. They have some in Syria, some in Iraq. I would bomb the s— out of 'em. I would just bomb those suckers. That's right. I'd blow up the pipes. … I'd blow up every single inch. There would be nothing left. And you know what, you'll get Exxon to come in there and in two months, you ever see these guys, how good they are, the great oil companies? They'll rebuild that sucker, brand new – it'll be beautiful."
"Some of the candidates, they went in and didn't know the air conditioner didn't work and sweated like dogs, and they didn't know the room was too big because they didn't have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
Donald Trump Quotes on ISIS No. 3: "I would do things that would be so tough that I don't even know if they'd be around to come to the table. … I would bomb the hell out of those oil fields [in Iraq]. I wouldn't send many troops, because you won't need them by the time I got finished." Trump on his strategy for dealing with ISIS, in a July 8 interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.