On Monday, Donald Trump unleashed a firestorm of controversy after calling for the temporary ban of Muslims entering the United States, for an undetermined amount of time to ensure that the refugees and American Muslim citizens attempting to reenter the United States pose no terrorist threat to the U.S.
The backlash came from Republicans, Democrats, and even the White House, who declared that Donald Trump was disqualified for the office of the President of the United States. ABC News’ Nightline called the backlash a “bipartisan pile-on” and reported that the New York Daily News equated Trump to Adolph Hitler.
The shock value of Trump’s comments found Trump explaining his comments to news media all week. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters, Trump defended his proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Walters asked Trump, “Do you regret your ban on Muslims which some people think is un-American? Trump promptly replied, “Not at all. We have to do the right thing. Somebody in this country has to say what’s right. I have great respect and love. I have people that I have great tremendous relationships with. They’re Muslim. And Barbara, they agree with me 100 percent.”
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The latest poll numbers are reflecting how much the American people agree with Trump. Leading by the largest margin yet, according to Brietbart’s examination of Real Clear Politics’ analysis of the polls, Trump is leading with over 30 percent of the voters polled, and almost 15 percent above his nearest rival, Ted Cruz. It appears from the latest poll that the bipartisan push back has had no affect on those who are planning to vote for Trump, if anything, his latest comments on temporarily banning Muslims from entering the country appear to have helped him.