October 20, 2018

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Republicans condemn Trump’s Muslim ban

Republicans condemn Trump’s Muslim ban

There has been a storm of condemnation from Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans after the presidential candidate called for a ban on Muslims entering the US.

Rival candidate Jeb Bush called Mr Trump “unhinged”. Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney said it “goes against everything we stand for and believe in”.

The White House, UN and Muslim leaders also criticised Mr Trump’s statement.

Mr Trump said many Muslims nursed a “hatred” towards America.

In a campaign statement, he called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”. His campaign manager said that would apply to “everybody” – would-be immigrants and tourists. But Mr Trump told Fox News it would “not apply to people living in the country”, adding that Muslims serving in the US military would “come home”. Read more

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