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Trump On His Plan To Ban Muslims: 'Not Politically Correct, But I Don't Care' : NPR

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Donald Trump speaks to the crowd Monday at a Pearl Harbor Day rally at the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sean Rayford/Getty Images Donald Trump speaks to the crowd Monday at a Pearl Harbor Day rally at the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Sean Rayford/Getty Images The latest pronouncement from the presidential campaign of Donald Trump calls for the U.S. to refuse to let any Muslim from anywhere into the United States. It has prompted very strong criticism, including from some of his fellow Republican candidates and state party leaders. The Philadelphia Daily News cover Tuesday morning labels Trump "The New Furor." Trump's proposal came the day after President Obama's Sunday night televised address from the Oval Office in which the president urged Americans to reject discrimination against Muslim Americans. Trump's response? "I wrote something today that I think is very very salient, very important and probably not politically correct, but I don't care," Trump said at a rally on an aircraft carrier-turned-museum in South Carolina. The statement earned him a standing ovation at an event in which two protesters were led out. Trump 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." He cited polls as evidence of "hatred" of Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. One was a survey from Pew Research. He didn't include specifics, so it's not clear what the data there really show. A 2011 Pew Global Attitudes survey found majorities of Muslims in other countries described Westerners as "selfish," "violent" and "arrogant." The Washington Post's Philip Bump pointed out, citing different Pew data: "The polling firm has found that Muslims across the globe are overwhelmingly opposed to the Islamic State and in 2007 that Muslims were much less likely to view suicide bombings as justified than five years prior. Pew also found a partisan split in which Republican Americans were far more likely to hold negative views of Muslims than Democrats. In 2011, they learned that U.S. Muslims almost never consider suicide bombings to be justified." At his rally, Trump then went on to highlight another poll. "This was from the Center for Security Policy, very highly respected group of people, who I know, by the way 25 percent of those polled agreed violence against Americans is justified. It's Muslims 25 percent," Trump said. The poll is highly suspect. Its methodology is questionable polling online and its questions in many cases are leading. There may be a reason for that. While Trump calls the group "highly respected," it's a hawkish, ultra-conservative organization whose website features prominent warnings about the rise of Sharia, or Islamic law, in the U.S. and about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating this country. "The Muslim Brotherhood agenda for the United States demonstrably seeks through subversive infiltration of American institutions the triumph of shariah," the group's president and founder Frank Gaffney writes on the website about a book he endorsed as part of its "Civilization Jihad Reader Series." He continued, "We are now on notice that U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations is simply the leading edge of the jihadist movement in this country. While the USCMO seeks to cloak itself in red, white, and blue, it is only for the purpose of accomplishing what can aptly be described as 'Star Spangled Shariah.' " Gaffney is known for alleging the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the U.S., including Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Gaffney even has a petition page set up on his group's website seeking to kick Norquist and Suhail Kahn out of the American Conservative Union and accusing them of "running influence operations against conservatives on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist causes." Reaction from other GOP presidential hopefuls came quickly. Ben Carson tried to draw this line: "Everyone visiting our country should register and be monitored during their stay, as is done in many countries," spokesman Doug Watts said. "We do not and would not advocate being selective on one's religion." Others all-out rejected Trump's proposal. Ted Cruz, who is competing with Trump for both the Tea Party and the evangelical vote, spoke to NBC News. "No, that is not my policy," he said. "I believe the focus should be on radical Islamic terrorism." Jeb Bush called Trump "unhinged." Marco Rubio said Trump's plan was outlandish and offensive. Chris Christie said Trump has no idea what he's talking about. Former Vice President Dick Cheney was asked about it during an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Radio program. "Well, I think this whole nation, that we can say, 'No more Muslims,' that we can just ban a whole religion, goes against everything we stand for and believe in," he said. Muslim civil rights groups, meanwhile, reacted with alarm. Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Trump sounded like the leader of a lynch mob. "If such hatred and bigotry is not outright rejected by the GOP, then it will be part of its legacy for many years to come," Awad said. Republican Party chairs in two key early primary states, South Carolina and New Hampshire, did outright reject it. But a co-chairman of Trump's state veterans coalition in New Hampshire defended Trump's statement, arguing that it's the same policy used against Japanese-Americans during World War II. "What he's saying is no different than the situation during World War II, when we put the Japanese in camps," state Rep. Al Baldasaro said, per WMUR's John DiStaso. "The people who attacked innocent people in Paris came through open borders. From a military mind standpoint, all Donald Trump is saying is to do what needs to be done until we get a handle on how to do background checks." Baldasaro also called on Jennifer Horn, the state party chairwoman, to step down for calling Trump's plan "un-American." "She needs to resign because she has no clue," Baldasaro said. "She's my friend, but I have to separate that from the Republican Party." As divisive as this policy is, Trump did something else last night something he always does at his rallies: portray himself as the man to unify the country. "Wouldn't it be good for all of us to really get together and make our country great again?" Trump asked, invoking his slogan. "Isn't that what we really want to do?"

Donald Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S. - CNNPolitics.com

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"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," a campaign press release said.Trump, who has previously called for surveillance against mosques and said he was open to establishing a database for all Muslims living in the U.S., made his latest controversial call in a news release. His message comes in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, by suspected ISIS sympathizers and the day after President Barack Obama asked the country not to "turn against one another" out of fear.Trump's comments are likely to roil the Republican presidential race, forcing many of his opponents for the nomination to engage in a debate over whether there should be a religious test to enter America. But his proposal was met with enthusiasm by many of his supporters, who showed their approval via social media as well as at his rally on Monday night.RELATED: Trump to critics of Muslim travel ban: I don't care"I think that we should definitely disallow any Muslims from coming in. Any of them. The reason is simple: we can't identify what their attitude is," said 75-year-old Charlie Marzka of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.Moreover, the Muslim travel ban will likely do little to dent Trump's own popularity among Republican primary voters. The billionaire businessman has dominated the GOP contest for months despite repeated controversies that would likely sink other White House hopefuls."Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine," Trump said in a statement. "Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life."Trump's campaign added in the release that such a ban should remain in effect "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."The release pointed to an online poll from the controversial Center for Security Policy, which claimed that a quarter of Muslims living in the U.S. believe violence against Americans is justified as part of a global jihadist campaign. Critics have questioned the reliability of the organization's information. It also pointed to a Pew Research poll, which the campaign declined to identify, which the campaign claimed points to "great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population."Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told CNN on Monday that the ban would apply not just to Muslim foreigners looking to immigrate to the U.S., but also to Muslims looking to visit the U.S. as tourists."Everyone," Lewandowski said when asked if the ban would also apply to Muslim tourists."Great surveillance and vigilance must be adhered to," said Trump in an additional statement Lewandowski provided to CNN. "We want to be very fair but too many bad things are happening and the percentage of true hatred is too great. People that are looking to destroy our country must be reported and turned in by the good people who love our country and want America to be great again."Trump confirmed that his policy would not apply to current Muslims in the U.S. during a Fox News interview on Monday evening. "I have Muslim friends, Greta, and they're wonderful people. But there's a tremendous section and cross-section of Muslims living in our country who have tremendous animosity," he told Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren. "It does not apply to people living in the country, except we have to be vigilant."Obama administration condemns proposalObama's deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes reacted to Trump's call Monday on CNN, calling it "totally contrary to our values as Americans" and pointed to the Bill of Rights' protection of freedom of religion and pointing to the "extraordinary contributions" Muslim Americans have made to the U.S."But it's also contrary to our security," Rhodes told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room." "The fact of the matter is ISIL wants to frame this as a war between the United States and Islam, and if we look like we're applying religious tests to who comes into this country, we're sending a message that essentially we're embracing that frame and that is going to make it very difficult to partner with Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world to prevent the scourge of radicalization that we should be focused on.""We should make it harder for ISIL to portray this as a war between the United States and Islam, not easier," Rhodes added, using another acronym for ISIS, the radical Islamist group that controls swaths of Syria and Iraq and has called for terror attacks against the U.S.Trump has beat back criticism in recent weeks that he is bigoted against Muslims, even telling CNN on Saturday when asked whether Muslims pose a danger to the U.S. that he thinks Muslims "are great people.""I love the Muslims. I think they're great people," Trump told CNN in September.And when he became tied to the idea of creating a database of all Muslims living in the U.S., Trump sought to distance himself from that proposal -- insisting that the idea was a reporter's and he was not committed to it.Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, speaking to members of the Muslim community earlier in the afternoon, echoed the President's sentiment on Sunday warning against divisiveness."Bitterness grows out of hopelessness, and there is no hopelessness in this situation, however uncomfortable and menacing it may be at times," he said. "Faith in the ultimate strength of the democratic philosophy and code of the Nation as a whole has always been stronger than the impulse to despair"Republicans reactIt didn't take long for the rest of the Republican presidential primary field to repudiate Trump's call.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed Trump's proposal in a radio interview."This is the kind of thing that people say when they have no experience and don't know what they are talking about. We do not need to resort to that type of activity nor should we," Christie said on the Michael Medved radio show. "What we need to do is to increase our intelligence activities. We need to cooperate with peaceful Muslim Americans who want to give us intelligence against those who are radicalized."And South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called on every presidential candidate to "do the right thing & condemn @Realdonaldtrump's statement."Graham later told CNN that Trump's rhetoric "is putting our troops serving abroad and our diplomats at risk.""For interpreters and others risking their lives abroad to help America -- this is a death sentence," Graham said.Graham just returned from a trip to visit troops in the Middle East and said from troops and allies there expressed concerns over Trump's rhetoric.Graham said he assured them that Trump is in the minority, but Graham said Monday Trump's latest proposal makes it harder to convince them of that.Another GOP presidential contender, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, said, "That is not my policy.""I have introduced legislation in the Senate that would put in place a three year moratorium on refugees coming from countries where ISIS or al Qaeda control a substantial amount of territory. And the reason is that is where the threat is coming from," Cruz said as he was leaving a South Carolina field office.In a statement, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said, "This is just more of the outrageous divisiveness that characterizes his every breath and another reason why he is entirely unsuited to lead the United States."And former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tweeted that Trump is "unhinged.""Donald Trump is unhinged. His "policy" proposals are not serious," he said.Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson also said is opposed to placing a religious test on U.S. visitors."Everyone visiting our country should register and be monitored during their stay as is done in many countries. I do not and would not advocate being selective on one's religion," he said in a statement.Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's campaign did not explicitly refute Trump's proposal."Sen. Rand Paul has led on the issue of border security, proposing real solutions. That's why earlier this month he introduced legislation to block visitors and immigrants from nations with known radical elements while a new system is developed to screen properly," said Sergio Gor, Paul's communications director, in a statement.Former tech CEO Carly Fiorina said Trump's "overreaction" is as bad as Obama's "under reaction.""President Obama isn't prepared to do anything, which is clearly foolish, but Donald Trump always plays on everyone's worst instincts and fears. And saying we're not going to let a single Muslim into this country is a dangerous overreaction," she said during a gaggle with reporters in Waterloo, Iowa.Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said he disagrees with Trump."(Trump's) habit of making offensive and outlandish statements will not bring Americans together. The next president better be somebody who can unite our country to face the great challenges of the 21st Century," he said in a statement.Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore tweeted, "Trump's fascist talk drives all minorities from GOP."And former Vice President Dick Cheney, speaking with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, said such a policy goes against the spirit of America."This whole notion that somehow we can just say no more Muslims, just ban a whole religion, goes against everything we stand for and believe in," he said. "I mean, religious freedom has been a very important part of our history and where we came from."Democrats slam TrumpDemocrats were quick to condemn Trump's call, with two of the three Democratic presidential candidates calling Trump a "demagogue."".@realdonaldtrump removes all doubt: he is running for President as a fascist demagogue," tweeted Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland.Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont also slammed Trump as a demagogue and suggested Trump's rhetoric would make the U.S. weaker."Demagogues throughout our history have attempted to divide us based on race, gender, sexual orientation or country of origin. Now, Trump and others want us to hate all Muslims. The United States is a great nation when we stand together. We are a weak nation when we allow racism and xenophobia to divide us," Sanders said in a statement.Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, in a signed message, tweeted, "This is reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive. @RealDonaldTrump, you don't get it. This makes us less safe. -H"And the Democratic National Committee sought to align the GOP as a whole alongside Trump."Donald Trump is indeed a 'net positive' for the Republican Party -- as their chairman called him -- because he shows America what the Republican Party really stands for with his rhetoric that only helps enemies like ISIL/Daesh to recruit extremists," said DNC spokeswoman Christina Freundlich. Trump's call for a shutdown of Muslim immigration in the U.S. came hours before he was set to speak aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown, a World War II era ship parked near Charleston, South Carolina.CNN's Eric Bradner, Dana Bash, Tom LoBianco, Sara Murray and Elizabeth Landers contributed to this report.

About Donald J. Trump | Donald J Trump for President

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During the 2014 political cycle, Mr. Trump was a top contributor and fundraiser for Republican efforts. Mr. Trump also campaigned across the country, with each candidate winning by a record margin. Mr. Trump has over 7 million followers on social media. He frequently uses this platform to advocate for Conservative causes, Republican candidates and to educate the public on the failures of the Obama administration. Mr. Trump appears on Fox and Friends on Monday mornings and devotes much of his time to media interviews in order to promote a Free Market, the importance of a strong family, a culture of Life, a strong military and our countrys sacred obligation to take care of our veterans and their families. Mr. Trump has long been a devoted supporter of veteran causes. In 1995, the fiftieth anniversary of World War II, only 100 spectators watched New York Citys Veteran Day Parade. It was an insult to all veterans. Approached by Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the chief of New York Citys FBI office, Mr. Trump agreed to lead as Grand Marshall a second parade later that year. Mr. Trump made a $1 million matching donation to finance the Nations Day Parade. On Saturday, November 11th, over 1.4 million watched as Mr. Trump marched down Fifth Avenue with more than 25,000 veterans, some dressed in their vintage uniforms. A month later, Mr. Trump was honored in the Pentagon during a lunch with the Secretary of Defense and the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff. In New York City, the Trump signature is synonymous with the most prestigious of addresses, among them the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper, Trump Tower, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, Trump World Tower at the United Nations Plaza, 40 Wall Street, and Trump Park Avenue. His portfolio includes the historic Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida and his ever expanding collection of award-winning golf courses (seventeen thus far) which span the U.S from Los Angeles to New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Florida, and internationally from Scotland and Ireland to Dubai. He recently added the iconic golf resorts of Turnberry, Scotland, and Doonbeg, Ireland, to his portfolio and Trump National Golf Club Washington, DC, has been highly acclaimed. The Trump Hotel Collection has grown to include properties in Chicago, Las Vegas, Waikiki, Panama and Toronto in addition to Trump SoHo/New York and the acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower on Central Park West which once again won the coveted Mobil Five-Star Award as well as the Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago was awarded the #1 Hotel in the US and Canada by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Recent acquisitions include the iconic Doral Hotel & Country Club (800 acres) in Miami, and the historic Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. which is being developed into a world class luxury hotel. Seen as a generational asset by the Trump family, the redevelopment plan will infuse the building with new life. Groundbreaking was in July of 2014. Mr. Trump is the Emmy-nominated star and co-producer of the reality television series, The Apprentice which quickly became the number one show on television, making ratings history and receiving rave reviews and world wide attention. The Celebrity Apprentice has met with great success as well, being one of the highest rated shows on television. The Apprentices record fourteenth season premiered in January, 2015. Youre fired! is listed as the third greatest television catchphrase of all time. In 2007, Mr. Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he is among the highest paid public speakers in the world. The Apprentice has raised over $15 million for charity. Mr. Trump was born in Queens, New York. He is married to Melania Trump and father to Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany and Barron. He is a proud grandfather of seven.

TIME Person of the Year 2015 Runner-Up: Donald Trump

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By Michael Scherer Photograph by Martin Schoeller for TIME While a fearful nation watched the terrorists attack again, striking the cafs of Paris and the conference rooms of San Bernardino, Calif., Donald J. Trump looked out from his golden Manhattan tower, divining as he does the unseized opportunity before him. Toughness was his brand, and in a tumultuous political season, transgression his method. He had already promised once again to water-board terrorist suspects and more than that, despite international treaties against torture. He had even vowed not only to bomb the sh-t out of the Islamic State fighters in Syria but also to take out their familiesanother likely war crimeand steal the oil from their land and sell it through American companies. Then in early December he made his next move, an extraordinary call to bar all Muslims from entering the U.S., including tourists and business travelers, a direct challenge to the nations constitutional right to the free exercise of religion. I wrote something today that I think is very, very salient, very important and probably not politically correct, he said, while laying out his plan in South Carolina before cheering throngs. But I dont care. In times of trial and desperation, when institutions fail, insecurity mounts and need arises, even the most enlightened democratic states can turn inward and break against themselves. It is impossible to read the history of the petty republics of Greece and Italy without feeling sensations of horror and disgust at the distractions with which they were continually agitated, wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 9, published in 1787. James Madison warned his nascent nation of the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority. To remedy this, Americas founders forged a union with safeguards: due process of law, inalienable individual rights and a byzantine electoral system that intentionally slowed popular fury and change. Yet still the country has been tested over the centuries by demagogues and bigots, leaders who broke social and political norms, targeted enemies within and rallied the nation against the governing class. President Obama carpeted the Oval Office with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. Such sentiments have a demonstrated history of being cast aside in anxious times. Back in the 1930s, disruptive technological change and economic depression gave rise to Louisianas Huey Long, who ruled more like a dictator than a governor, disregarding the law as he denounced the billionaire robber barons and called for radical wealth redistribution. He was followed in the 1950s by Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy, who channeled foreign policy fears into spurious attacks against ideas and the people who held them. Alabama governor George Wallace arrived in the 1960s, riding fears of national decline and civil rights through presidential campaigns in which he promised to shake the eyeteeth of national politicians in both parties. Each was denounced, like Trump, as a leader who appealed improperly to emotion and prejudice to gain power. Each was a master of the popular spectacle. Each terrified some and delighted others, testing the nations very identity. Everything about Trump is a challenge, a testeven for the thousands of people who attend his rallies and cheer his outrages. If any other Republican candidate piped Luciano Pavarotti into his campaign events in the Deep South, people would talk. But for Trump, it was part of a piece. You hear him hit that high note? There is no one like that, he says one day in late November of the late tenor, whom he considered a friend. Trump is standing backstage in Birmingham, Ala., before a rally that packs about 9,000 into a room twice the size of a football field on the first day of the regular deer-hunting season. I change the music around. I pick it all, he continues. Pavarotti, they love. They certainly love something. For two hours, Trump supporters have been shouting their praise over the soundtrack, hailing his tell-it-like-it-is toughness while confessing the frustrations and fears that grip themrising health costs, flat wages, bankrupt political leadership, threats both foreign and domestic. Most also mention Trumps defiance, that lack of concern for what others have said is acceptable. He doesnt care who he pisses off, one supporter explains. He says what everyone wants to say but are afraid to say, says another. Trump can feel it too, having just flown in from his Palm Beach estate, which aides have already started calling the Winter White House. The Republican nomination, by all rights, is within his grasp, which means the presidency as well, which will bring, he promises, a new national Valhalla, a chance to Make America Great Again. These are glory days for a man who has never tired of selfglorification. For five months he has been atop the Republican polls (by a lot), dominant in the press coverage (big league), taunting the political powers with attitude, singular authenticity and aggression. We are hotter now than we ever were, he says. On the other side of the curtain, the crowd starts singing along to the na-na-nas of Hey Jude. He will take the stage soon, so Trump quickly tries to explain his most important talent, the thing responsible for bringing him here now. His father used to claim it had to do with real estateMy boy has the greatest sense of location, Fred saidbut Trump now understands its something more profound. I have a sense of people, he says. I understand people. Ive made a lot of money because of people, because deals arent anything other than people, O.K.? That sixth sense, he continues, is what led him to focus hard, right from the very start, on illegal immigration, proposing a 2,000-mile border wall and the forcible deportation of 11 million people. I just felt it, he says. I felt it like I do deals. The terrorist attacks triggered the same instinctual response. Immigration has boiled over into Syria, he says, in a telling logical connection. The sound system switches to Lynyrd Skynyrds Sweet Home Alabama, a Southern-pride anthem, with its ambiguous homage to the segregationist Wallace. There is a mike offstage, as there is before a wrestling match. Ladies and gentlemen, the next President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, blares the announcer. There is din, bedlam, then Trump. If by chance you have not given over more than an hour this year to watch one of Trumps raucous and rambling rallies, here is what you missed: High political theater. Subversive irony. Triumphant bravado. Stand-up improv. And a meanness this country has not seen from a politician for generations. This time, its not about nice, Trump likes to say. We have to be mean now. Landon Nordeman for TIMECampaign Carnival A Trump rally in Sarasota, Fla., on Nov. 28. Defying all expectations, Trump has dominated the Republican nomination contest When the Skynyrd fades, Trump starts in. Were going to have a lot of fun, he says. By that he means the crowd is with him tonight, in a world he will always define as binary: winners or losers, good or bad, strong or weak, smart or stupid. He throws schoolyard insults at his rivalslow energy Jeb Bush, pathological Ben Carson, lightweight Marco Rubio. He orders jeers for the journalists on the press risers. Look at those bloodsuckers back there, he calls, pointing. Be ashamed of yourselves. He describes in detail vicious crimes allegedly committed by undocumented Mexican migrants. He tells folks to keep an eye on their neighbors: When you see certain people walking in and out all day carrying things, inform your local police. He remembers back to the World Trade Center collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. I watched in Jersey City where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down, he says. So something is going on. That never happened. There is no news report or video footage of thousands of Muslims cheering the attacks. But the controversy is his oxygen. As with his promise to have a religious test for entry into the nation, this libelous charge against an entire city, for which Trump will never apologize, allows him to dominate another two weeks of the presidential-campaign news cycle, pushing him up in the polls once again. That is how Trump has been doing it. He has a sense for people. Something else happens while he stands onstage. Mercutio Southall, a well-known Birmingham civil rights activist, begins shouting in protest from the middle of the crowd. This happens a lot at Trump rallies, with troubling effects. At a September event on Capitol Hill, a young Latino protester gets spit on and has her hair pulled by an elderly man trying to shut her up. In Miami in November, the crowd kicks and punches at immigration activists, dragging them from the room. This time Trump notices the disturbance and demands a response. Get him the hell out of here. Get him out of here, he commands. Get out. Southall is a large black man shouting in an almost entirely white crowd in a 73% black city famous for some of the most brutal racial clashes of the 1960s. Soon, regular Trump supporters are punching and kicking at him. He falls to the floor, swings back and is choked. A video later shows a blond, middle-aged woman walk up, kick him in the stomach and back away, even as he is held by a local plainclothes police officer. While on the floor, Southall says he heard racial epithets directed at him. The next day, Trump is asked about the fight. Maybe he should have been roughed up, the U.S. presidential candidate responds. Landon Nordeman for TIMEPeople Power Trump has drawn raucous crowds to his freewheeling campaign rallies Trumps dark accomplishment is all the more dramatic because he did it alone, without outside funding or external advice, private pollsters or written speeches. He now claims the support of about 30% of Republican-leaning voters, who make up about 42% of the nations electorate. That number may grow or fade, but his success has already shifted the country, making possible ideas once seen as out of bounds by both the established press and elected officials. His proposal to ban Muslims from the country was condemned with near unanimity, by House Speaker Paul Ryan, former Vice President Dick Cheney and most of his 2016 GOP rivals. Trump delighted in crossing such lines. Before cheering crowds, he praised the extrajudicial punishment of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his Afghan post and was captured by the Taliban. They beat the crap out of him, which is fine, Trump said. Trump even retweeted a racist image filled with statistics that falsely claimed that 81% of white -murders in America were committed by blacks. (In fact, whites committed 82% of white murders in 2014.) True to form, he refused to apologize or correct the error. Theres a big difference between a tweet and a retweet, Trump told TIME afterward. Its for other people. Let them find out if its correct or not. His poll numbers continued to climb. In a party once known for projecting strength, he cowed all comers and gave millions of Americans new hope that their lingering sense of decline and injustice might end. You have politicians who just sit around and do politics, explained Michael Williams, a 44-year-old heating and ventilation repairman with six kids, who hasnt voted since 1992 but made his way to a Trump rally in South Carolina in November. He will say what needs to be said. Sometimes it aint pretty, but the truth aint pretty sometimes. Three days after the Birmingham rally, Trump invited TIME back to his Fifth Avenue office, high above Manhattans holiday-shopping celebrations. I think there is only one person you can pick, he said of the upcoming TIME Person of the Year issue. Its got to be Trump. For the next 40 minutes, he answered questions in his particular way, full of digressions, rehashed monologues and boasts. His outrage at the state of the world showed no sign of abating. They have taken over Paris and destroyed it, he said at one point about the Muslim immigrants of Europe. Wait until you see what happens to Germany. On the details of his most controversial policy proposals, however, he remained vague. At a recent televised debate, he cited a 1954 mass-deportation program, called Operation Wetback, as proof that his own immigration plan would work. The program expelled about 1 million people by sending paramilitary federal agents to round up thousands in public squares and at restaurants and other locales, place them on buses, trains and boats with minimal due process and ship them south. Families got separated, U.S. citizens were accidentally forced from their country, and some died en route. Most of the people left because they saw what was going on, said Trump, who knows the history. It was a very effective plan, in terms of illegal immigration. But that doesnt mean he would repeat the program in full. Im not saying its a model because there are things I didnt like about the way they did it, he said. What his exact plans are, however, remain a mystery. He will not say, beyond promising they will be humane. He also declined to say whether he would have opposed the forced internment of Americans with Japanese ancestry during the Second World War, an event caused by racial prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership, according to a reparations law signed by Ronald Reagan in 1988. I would have had to be there at the time to give you a proper answer, he said. Its tough. But you know war is tough. And winning is tough. We dont win anymore. Seventy-two percent of U.S. Latinos, one of the fastest-growing voting demographics, view him unfavorably, compared with only 11% who view him favorably, according to an October poll by the Associated Press. Trump doesnt believe such polls, saying they are corrupted by undocumented respondents who claim otherwise. If they are legally here, Im doing quite well, he said. He also confessed a new plan to gain back support after he secures the GOP nomination. If I win, one of my first pictures is going to be to get all my Hispanic employees and take a picture in some area. People will be amazed. I have thousands, he said. They love me. I take great care of them. A few months ago, Latino protesters dressed in mock Ku Klux Klan paraphernalia appeared outside Trumps offices with a sign that parodied his campaign slogan: make america racist again. A television crew covering the protest captured video of Trumps chief of security, Keith Schiller, grabbing the sign, which was held on the far side of the sidewalk across from Trumps property. As Schiller started walking into the building, a protester, Efrain Galicia, grasped at Schillers back. He wheeled around and punched Galicia in the head. The protesters sued, and won a court injunction, over the opposition of Trumps lawyers, prohibiting any future interference with protests outside Trumps offices. Trump does not apologize for what happened. Well, these guys were tough guys outside, Trump said of the protesters. They had a lot of problems. The incident, combined with the clashes at his rallies, raises questions about how a President Trump would handle public criticism in office. Disruptive protests of candidates are a feature of our current system, and for decades candidates and elected officials have simply waited them out. Asked if he questions the right to protest, he answered succinctly, No, not at all. I have protests. Asked if he could give assurances that even reporters he despised would keep their credentials for the White House briefing room, he said, Oh yeah, I would do that. It doesnt mean I would be nice to them. I tend to do what I do. If people arent treating me right, I dont treat them right. But there is a larger question of how Trumps tough rhetoric and policies might change the country, and the world, in ways he does not directly control. In late August, after a Red Sox game, two brothers from South Boston allegedly awoke a sleeping 58-year-old Latino homeless man by urinating on his head. They hit him with their fists and a metal pipe. Police say one of the brothers later explained his actions by saying, Donald Trump was right. All these illegals need to be deported. Trump eventually tweeted a condemnation, after a reporter questioned him about his silence. We need energy and passion, but we must treat each other with respect, he wrote. I would never condone violence. But when asked months later if he worried that his continued aggressive rhetoric might lead to innocent people getting hurt or other human suffering, he seemed unmoved by the danger and unhappy with what he called a very unfair question. Are you ready? he asked brusquely, a phrase he often uses to preface an impolitic remark. People are getting hurt. People are being decimated by illegal immigrants. The crime is unbelievable. There is no conclusive evidence that undocumented immigrants are more likely to commit violence than anyone else, a fact that Trump does not dispute. A September study by the National Academy of Sciences found that neighborhoods with greater immigrant concentrations generally have much lower rates of crime and violence. Foreign-born men ages 18 to 39 are incarcerated at one-fourth the rate of their -native-born peers. People are getting hurt far greater than something I am going to say, Trump continued. People are getting hurt by our stupidity. Landon Nordeman for TIMERelentless Cheerleader Trump brags about himself, dismisses his nomination rivals and talks tough about immigration and trade It seemed an important point of clarification, after months of escalating calls for confrontation. The Trump worldview, the us-against-them bravado that has mobilized a sizable share of the nation, has at its core a zero-sum equation. If the only way to alleviate national suffering is to impose it elsewhereeven if the people who must pay reside among usthen that is the price that he believes must be paid. The families will be bombed. The Muslims banned. The oil taken. The trade relationships upended. The protesters challenged. The migrants deported. The suspects tortured. You know what, darling? Youre not going to be scared anymore, Trump told an adolescent girl in North Carolina in December. Theyre going to be scared. Youre not going to be scared. This is the grim bet of Donald J. Trump. He knows how to read people, and he believes his nation is ready for a wartime consigliere, a tough guy for a scary time. He makes no apologies, even when he is wrong or people get pummeled. His words are weapons, slicing through the national consciousness. You know what? Maybe its good, maybe its not, he allowed, as he sat in his tower, among the trophies of his glorious life. And if its not, thats all right. Theyll get somebody else, and you know whats going to happen? Our country is going to go to hell. Thats the choice that Trump offers. Its now up to the American people to decide if they want to make it.

Donald Trump: 'I will never leave this race' despite criticism - BBC News

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has suggested at a third-party run Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he will never leave the 2016 race despite widespread criticism of his remarks about Muslims.Mr Trump told the Washington Post he would not step aside, no matter what.The White House had said Mr Trump was "disqualified" from running after he said the US should ban Muslims from entering the country.His comments, in the wake of a deadly terror attack in California, drew global condemnation.The latest world leader to reject his remarks was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Israel "respects all religions", hours after Mr Trump announced he will be visiting the country this month.Mr Trump is the current frontrunner among the Republicans running for president, six weeks before the primary contests begin for each party to pick their nominee.He also alluded to running as an independent in a tweet linking to a USA Today poll which found 68% of his supporters would vote for him if he left the Republican party.Concerned that Mr Trump could run as an independent, Republican leaders persuaded the New York businessman to pledge to support the eventual nominee. Trump's 'Muslim Ban' - in depth Media captionAmerican Muslims explain how they feel in the United States Petition gains steam - A petition to ban Trump from the UK has passed 250,000 signaturesAnti-Muslim rhetoric in the US - The fear of being Muslim in North AmericaWorld reacts to 'racist' Trump - His comments were met with disgust and disbeliefTrump's 'highly respected' pollsters- Who are they?Free speech v hate speech - Would Trump get in trouble in Europe?However, Mr Trump has threatened to leave the Republican party before if he was not "treated fairly"."My whole life is about winning. I don't lose often. I almost never lose," he told the Post.Party officials fear a third-party Trump campaign would spilt the Republican vote, and give Democrats a winning advantage.Although Mr Trump has consistently led in national polls for several months, a majority of voters view him unfavourably. Republican congressman David Jolly has joined a number of commentators who have urged him to withdraw from the race.Mr Trump's comments about Muslims came after the deadly shootings in San Bernardino, California. Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Trump has come under heavy criticism during his campaign Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican rival Jeb Bush called Mr Trump's plan "unhinged" 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".A Muslim couple, believed to have been radicalised, killed 14 people at a health centre and left scores injured.Many leading Republicans have expressed their condemnation. Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush called Mr Trump "unhinged" while Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said his comments were contrary to American values.A petition calling for Mr Trump to be barred from entering the UK has gathered more than 250,000 names, so MPs will have to consider debating the issue."They don't know what they're getting into," Mr Trump wrote on Twitter about the petition.UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he regards comments made by Mr Trump as "divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong".Mr Trump also claimed that parts of London were "so radicalised the police are afraid for their lives".The Mayor of London Boris Johnson responded by saying the "ill-informed comments are complete and utter nonsense".

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Donald Trump is RIGHT about London being radicalised, serving officers claim | Daily Mail Online

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Serving police officers today backed Donald Trump's claim that some Muslim communities in the UK are no-go areas because of extremism.Several Met officers have said the 'Islamification' of some parts of the capital requires 'extra vigilance' and they can't wear uniforms for safety reasons - despite Scotland Yard claiming the tycoon 'couldn't be more wrong'.Home Secretary Theresa May tonight rejected Mr Trump's claims, insisting: 'The police in London are not afraid to go out and police the streets.'The US presidential contender caused worldwide consternation yesterday after a string of incendiary remarks about Muslims, including in Britain, and said: 'We have places in London and other places that are so radicalised that police are afraid for their own lives.'But one serving officer said today Trump had 'pointed out something plainly obvious, something which I think we aren't as a nation willing to own up to'.Another policeman said that he and other colleagues fear being terror targets and spoke of the 'dire warning' from bosses not to wear a uniform 'even in my own car'.It came as more than 250,000 people - seven people every second - signed a petition demanding Mr Trump is banned from Britain for being a 'hate preacher' - an idea rejected by Chancellor George Osborne.See more news on Donald Trump after his claims that London has no-go areas for police Support: Met Police officers and colleagues from other forces today backed Donald Trump over his policing comments despite Scotland Yard saying the tycoon 'could not be more wrong' (file picture - these officers are not the ones who spoke out today) Controversial: Mr Trump was branded a 'hate preacher' last night and faced calls to be banned from Britain over his comments, including calling for an American immigration ban for MuslimsMr Trump has said the US should close its borders to all Muslim migrants and claims parts of Britain are no-go areas because of Islamic extremism.MPs responded by calling for the property tycoon to be stopped from entering Britain, where he owns several golf courses.Scotland Yard also hit back last night,But one serving officer in west London said: 'Islamification has and is occurring', adding: 'You have to have extra vigilance in certain parts when you are working'. Even if one of us did get killed or dragged off in a van. It would just be reported as a 'one-off incident' and no reason to change the 'British style of policing Female Met Police officerHe told right-wing website Breitbart: 'When I was a teenage lad in Burnley there were no go white areas. This is the case still nationally, including London where you have to have extra vigilance in certain parts when you are working'.A Lancashire Police officer told MailOnline: 'There are Muslim areas of Preston that, if we wish to patrol, we have to contact local Muslim community leaders to get their permission'.One officer from Yorkshire said on the online forum Police.Community: 'I'm not allowed to travel in half blues to work anymore IN MY OWN CAR as we're 'All at risk of attack' - yet as soon as someone points out the obvious it's 'divisive.'He added: 'In this instance he (Trump) isn't wrong. Our political leaders are best either ill-informed or simply being disingenuous.'He's pointed out something that is plainly obvious, something which I think we aren't as a nation willing to own up to - do you think a US Police Department would ban officers from wearing their uniforms under jackets etc due to FEAR of their cops being killed by extremists?'We implement half measures such as 'No-one is allowed to come into work half blues, even in your own cars because if you get beheaded it'll be your own fault.'It would be seen as un-American, un-democratic, not the done thing... In the UK though we accept it'.One female officer in the Met said if a police officer was attacked it would be written off.She said: 'Even if one of us did get killed or dragged off in a van. It would just be reported as a 'one-off incident' and no reason to change the 'British style of policing.'Home Secretary Theresa May tonight rejected Mr Trump's claims, insisting: 'The police in London are not afraid to go out and police the streets' while in the Commons George Osborne rejected the call to ban Mr Trump, but called for 'robust debate' to defeat his 'nonsense' WILL TRUMP JOIN LOVE COACH, FRENCH COMIC AND FAR-RIGHT MP BANNED FROM THE UK? Pick-up coach Julien BlancNovember 2014: 'Pick up coach' Julien Blanc joined a short list of people banned from the UK in recent years.He runs a company that claims to teach men to seduce women and make them 'beg' for sex but was stopped from flying in to the UK for a 'bootcamp'.Critics say his methods, such as threatening to commit suicide and isolating women from friends, are abusive and controlling and more than 136,000 people signed a petition for him to be refused a visa and Home Office ministers intervened.February 2014: French celebrity Dieudonne M'bala M'bala was banned last year. The 'comedian', with convictions for inciting racial hatred, was at the centre of a Premier League anti-Semitism row.He said he would come to London to support then West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka, who did a 'quenelle' salute. But the Home Office decided he was not allowed into the country, adding him to Britain's banned list. American blogger Pamela Geller2013: Conservative American bloggers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer were banned. They are the founders of the anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of America and they run the website Jihad Watch.Both were planning on speaking at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Lee Rigby was murdered, but were stopped by the UK Border Agency.The two werebanned on the basis that their presence would bot be 'conductive to the public good.' In letters sent to Geller and Spencer, the Home Department explained to them that it can expel, deport, or deny entry to any non-UK national who violates the British government's 'unacceptable behaviour' policy. Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders2009: Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders was turned back at Heathrow as he tried to defy a ban on entering Britain.He was barred from the UK because he was likely to incite hatred and his visit a threat to 'community harmony and therefore public security'.He was seized by border guards after his aircraft touched down, and questioned for more than an hour before flying back to the Netherlands. American 'shock jock' radio presenter Michael Savage2009:Controversial American 'shock jock' radio presenter Michael Savage was barred from entering the UK. Savage broadcasts that were deemed a 'threat to national security', especially after he said: 'You know, when I see a woman walking around with a burqa, I see a Nazi.' He has called the Koran 'a book of hate' and added that some Muslims, at least, 'need deportation'.The Right-wing radio presenter's hardline views on Islam, rape and autism have also caused outrage in the US. Another Met officer who resigned this year said: 'I was a PC in the Met for 11 years - I resigned as I couldn't handle it anymore'Whilst provocative Trump's comments does carry some weight. PCs are not permitted to even come to work in 'half Blues' (just wearing trousers and shirt) for fear of attack whilst going to work. That is a directive from Scotland Yard.'PCs have come out to find police cars having the brake lines cut and sometimes their own personal cars damaged'.Another serving police officer agreed and said: 'Same here regarding the dire warnings of wearing half blues even in my own car and I'm not in London'.But another officer responded: 'I don't think banning people from wearing half blues/blacks (uniforms) on the way in is about fear, I think it's about minimising risk wherever possible. If there's enough evidence to support the current threat level then why make life easy for people who will try and target us?'.Another serving officer told LBC Radio: 'There has been a time when it's been advised not to wear half-blues or uniform to and from work.'It's like damage limitation. You try to do the most you can to prevent anything bad from happening.'All intelligence is around you and you do the best with that to essentially stay safe. And if that means taking measures to not identify yourself off-duty too much then so be it.'It's covering your backs. It's a common sense approach'.In 2014 Tom Winsor, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary, caused a row when he claimed minority communities had turned their back on police.He told The Times: 'There are some communities born under other skies who will not involve police at all.'I am reluctant to name the communities in question but there are communities from other cultures who would prefer to police themselves.'There are cities in the Midlands where the police never go because they are never called. They never hear of any trouble because the community deals with that on its own. They just have their own form of community justice'.Mr Winsor said some forces get 'close to zero' calls in some areas.He said: 'They don't know what injustices are being perpetrated. It's almost a closed book because we can't go there so don't know. It could be anything from low-level crime right up to murder are the most extreme example. That is murder. There is no honour in it.'Seven people every second are signing a government petition to ban Donald Trump from Britain for 'hate speech' after the tycoon's claims that police in London 'fear for their lives' because some communities are so radicalised.David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson and even Scotland Yard issued strongly-worded condemnation of the outspoken businessman after he claimed: 'We have places in London and other places that are so radicalised that police are afraid for their own lives.'Mr Johnson, the Mayor of London said Mr Trump was speaking 'utter nonsense' and openly mocked the American, adding: 'The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.'A petition on the UK government website to ban Mr Trump from Britain on the grounds of hate speech had attracted more than 200,000 signatures today.It said: 'The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK.'If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the 'unacceptable behaviour' criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as poor, and the weak as well as powerful.'In an interview on American TV last night Mr Trump branded people who oppose his plans to ban Muslim immigration 'foolish' and insisted he is not a bigot.He said that criticism of his words - including on London - were politically motivated.He said: 'I'm the worst thing that ever happened to ISIS. The people in my party fully understand that - they're running against me. For the most part, they have no poll numbers. I'm leading by a lot. They get it. They're trying to get publicity for themselves'.But speaking at an event at the US Embassy tonight, Mrs May said: 'I can assure you that Donald Trump has got it absolutely wrong. The police in London are not afraid to go out and police the streets.'They do a fantastic job for us day in, day out. We have seen police officers actually go forward in the line of duty when they are required to do so to protect citizens here in London and elsewhere in the UK,' Huffington Post reported.Mrs May added: Politicians should be very careful as we are dealing with the issue of terrorism, as we fight terrorism, we need to be bringing communities together. Bringing greater cohesion in communities, not seeking to divide.Anger: British politicians have called for the Republican to be banned from Britain over his commentsAn Unboxed map showing where people are signing the petition shows the most signatures have come from London, Edinburgh and Bristol.Now it has reached more than 250,000 it will be considered for debate in Parliament.Standing in for Mr Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions today, Mr Osborne dismissed Mr Trump's 'nonsense' and insisted the police have a good relationship with British Muslims.The Chancellor told MPs: 'Donald Trump's comments fly in the face of the founding principles of the United States.'I think the best way to defeat this nonsense like this is to engage in robust democratic debate and make it clear his views are not welcome.'He added: 'That's the best way to deal with Donald Trump and his views rather than trying to ban presidential candidates.'A petition on the UK government website to ban Mr Trump from Britain on the grounds of hate speech has attracted more than 250,000 signatures and will now be considered for debate in Parliament BRITISH POLITICIANS AND POLICE CONDEMN 'APPALLING' TRUMP Prime Minister David Cameron: 'The comments made by Donald Trump are divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong.'London Mayor Boris Johnson: 'The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.'Metropolitan Police: 'We would not normally dignify such comments with a response, however on this occasion we think it's important to state to Londoners that Mr Trump could not be more wrong.'Tory mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith: 'Donald Trump is an appalling creature and I just pray that when America gets off this funfair ride that they're on at the moment, they recognise that Donald Trump is one of the most malignant figures in modern politics and I hope his campaign ends in absolute disaster.'Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan:'If Trump has his way, I'd be stopped at US customs and turned back - alongside other Muslims wanting to go for holidays, work or family visits.'Labour's shadow Home Office minister Jack Dromey:'I do not believe that a man who stirs up religious and racial hatred at a time when our country is under threat of terrorist attack should be allowed within 1,000 miles of our shores.'Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: 'Mr Trump's views are repugnant, and they clearly do not represent the mainstream views of people across America.' Mr Trump sparked global fury after suggesting that all Muslims should be banned from entering the United States in the wake of last week's deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino where 14 people were killed by two suspected ISIS sympathisers.In a statement released to the media, Mr Trump said he was 'calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on'.He added: 'Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.'I think that we should definitely disallow any Muslims from coming in. Any of them. The reason is simple: we can't identify what their attitude is.'Mr Trump also tried to use the terror attacks in Paris to bolster his argument and said: 'Look at what happened in Paris, the horrible carnage, and frankly, if you look at Paris, and I hate to do this because the Chamber of Commerce is going to go crazy, but Paris is no longer the same city it was.'They have sections in Paris that are radicalised, where the police refuse to go there. They're petrified. The police refuse to go in there'.Asked what she would do about the US politician in response to his comments, Walthamstow MP Miss Creasy said: 'Be clear he's a hate preacher and therefore not welcome round here.'The British Prime Minister was quick to condemn the remarks yesterday. Mr Cameron's official spokesman said: 'The PM clearly disagrees with the comments made by Donald Trump which are divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong.''As we look at how we tackle extremists and this poisonous ideology, what politicians need to do is look at ways that they can bring communities together and make it clear these terrorists are not representatives of Islam.'Downing Street refused to be drawn on suggestions that Mr Trump should be banned from entering the UK for inciting racial hatred.But Labour's shadow home office minister Jack Dromey backed calls for him to barred from Britain.'I do not believe that a man who stirs up religious and racial hatred at a time when our country is under threat of terrorist attack should be allowed within 1,000 miles of our shores,' he told the Birmingham Mail.Mr Trump responded to his critics by saying 'I don't care' adding that he has no interest in being 'politically correct.'He also defended this idea of a ban by claiming the country was at risk of 'horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad' and citing a questionable poll that found 25 per cent of Muslims 'agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global Jihad.' Sit down:Donald Trump said in an interview with Barbara Walters on Tuesday he is not a bigot and does not regret his proposed ban on Muslims Explanation: He also said he has 'tremendous relationships' with many Muslims who completely agree with him on this issue Picking fights: Mr Trump also took the time to call his critics 'foolish' on Twitter Doubling down: He continued to talk about his plan and how important it was on Twitter TuesdayAs the row over his remarks exploded in Britain, Scotland Yard took the unusual decision to issue public criticism of a foreign politician. THE OUTSPOKEN WIT AND PROVOCATIVE WISDOM OF DONALD TRUMP Announcing his candidacy for the presidency: 'When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people who have lots of problems [which include] drugs and being rapists.'On immigration: 'I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.'On Fox News's Megyn Kelly, who Trump disliked for her questioning: 'You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.'On his own wealth: 'I'm using my own money, I'm not using the lobbyists, I'm not using donors. I'm really rich.'On President Obama: 'If he wasn't born in this country, it's one of the great scams of all time.'On presidential rival Carly Fiorina: 'Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that? The face of our next president?'On Republican Senator John McCain, who was a PoW in the Vietnam War: 'He's a hero because he was captured? I like people who weren't captured.'On comedian Rosie O'Donnell, with whom he has a feud: 'If I were running [talk show] The View, I'd fire her. I'd look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I'd say: 'Rosie, you're fired'.' A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: 'We would not normally dignify such comments with a response, however on this occasion we think it's important to state to Londoners that Mr Trump could not be more wrong.'Any candidate for the presidential election in the United States of America is welcome to receive a briefing from the Met Police on the reality of policing London.'Zac Goldsmith, Tory candidate to be London Mayor, told a press gallery lunch yesterday: 'Donald Trump began as a bit of a joke and people probably quite liked the idea of him ruffling feathers and knocking people around a bit during the campaign for selection.'But he has gone way beyond being a joke now, he has become overtly an utterly repellent figure in modern politics.'He added: 'I think Donald Trump is an appalling creature and I just pray that when America gets off this funfair ride that they're on at the moment, they recognise that Donald Trump is one of the most malignant figures in modern politics and I hope his campaign ends in absolute disaster.'Labour's candidate Sadiq Khan, who is Muslim, said: 'As a potential future Mayor of London I want to be able to visit and talk to other mayors in America and learn from what they're doing.'If Trump has his way, I'd be stopped at US customs and turned back - alongside other Muslims wanting to go for holidays, work or family visits.''Trump can't just be dismissed as a buffoon his comments are outrageous, divisive and dangerous - I condemn them utterly.'Labour's shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn said he was 'was appalled by his comments which have caused deep offence and sought to divide communities for political gain when we should be bringing people together'.Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: 'Donald Trump's comments are obnoxious and offensive, and have rightly been condemned by people across the political spectrum, in the United States and elsewhere.'Mr Trump's views are repugnant, and they clearly do not represent the mainstream views of people across America.'Mr Trump, and many of his Republican rivals, had already called on the Obama Administration to halt bringing in 10,000 Syrian refugees during the aftermath of the Nov. 13 ISIS attacks in Paris.At the time, Mr Trump said he would prefer to just take in Christian refugees.'The problem is we don't know if they're Christian or not. And I would certainly say that would be superior,' he said in an interview with Barbara Walters several days after the attack.Other Republican candidates are doing everything they can however to make it clear that while they may want to halt the entry of Syrian refugees, they certainly do not agree with Mr Trump's plan to ban Muslims.'Donald Trump is unhinged. His 'policy' proposals are not serious', said Jeb Bush on Twitter.Carly Fiorina attacked both Mr Trump and President Obama in her response, saying; 'Trump's overreaction is as dangerous as President Obama's under-reaction.'Ben Carson also spoke out against Mr Trump, though did call for monitoring of visitors in the country.'Everyone visiting our country should register and be monitored during their stay as is done in many countries. I do not and would not advocate being selective on one's religion,' said Carson.Kentucky Senator Rand Paul did not attack Trump's plan or even comment on the idea, instead responding to the question by pointing out legislation he created to block immigrants and visitors from areas with 'known radical elements.'Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton responded on Twitter: 'We've seen a lot of hateful rhetoric from the GOP. But the idea that we'd turn away refugees because of religion is a new low.' David Cameron, pictured yesterday in Downing Street, said Mr Trump's comments were 'divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong' Comparison: Harry Potter author JK Rowling said the politician is worse than Voldemort - inspiring fans to imagine what that would look like (below) Message: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called Trump's comments racist and an 'affront to common humanity' Damning: Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson quoted Shakespeare's Henry IV part I to describe her feelings on Trump NOW SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY REVOKES TRUMP'S HONORARY DEGREE US tycoon Donald Trump received an honorary degree in Aberdeen at the Robert Gordon University - now it has been revokedA Scottish university tonight revoked Donald Trump's honorary degree.Mr Trump, who is currently running for the Republican presidential candidature, was awarded a Doctorate of Business Administration from Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen in October 2010.An online petition was set up last month by Suzanne Kelly and it accuses the controversial businessman of 'hate speech' and demands his degree be removed 'with immediate effect'.By 5pm on Wednesday it had been signed by more than 67,000 people.At 5.20pm a spokesman for the university said in a statement: 'In the course of the current US election campaign, Mr Trump has made a number of statements that are wholly incompatible with the ethos and values of the university.'The university has therefore decided to revoke its award of the honorary degree.'The decision comes as Mr Trump sparked outrage in the US after saying there should be 'a total and complete shutdown' of Muslims entering the country.The petition, organised by the 38 Degrees campaign group, stated: 'We respectfully request that Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) strips Donald Trump of the honorary degree it bestowed on him with immediate effect.'Why is this important? We feel that Donald Trump's unrepentant, persistent verbal attacks on various groups of people based on nationality, religion, race and physical abilities are a huge detriment to RGU.'Hate speech must not have a place in academia, in politics or on the world stage. We are confident RGU will agree with the petitioners, and act swiftly.'The petition statement also noted the opposition that had existed when Mr Trump was awarded the degree in 2010, most notably from Dr David Kennedy, a former principal of RGU.Robin Priestley, from 38 Degrees, said: 'This is a great victory for people power. 70,000 people signed the 38 Degrees petition, Robert Gordon University quickly realised that honouring Donald Trump was completely out of step with the feelings of the UK public. We're really glad they saw sense and did the right thing.'The degree was awarded when Mr Trump had been building a 750million golf course in Aberdeenshire and RGU said it had chosen to confer the honour in recognition of his business acumen, entrepreneurial vision and the long-term future his company had planned in the north-east of Scotland.

Tax Reform | Donald J Trump for President

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Tax Reform That Will Make America Great Again The Goals Of Donald J. Trumps Tax Plan Too few Americans are working, too many jobs have been shipped overseas, and too many middle class families cannot make ends meet. This tax plan directly meets these challenges with four simple goals: Tax relief for middle class Americans: In order to achieve the American dream, let people keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages. Simplify the tax code to reduce the headaches Americans face in preparing their taxes and let everyone keep more of their money. Grow the American economy by discouraging corporate inversions, adding a huge number of new jobs, and making America globally competitive again. Doesnt add to our debt and deficit, which are already too large. The Trump Tax Plan Achieves These Goals If you are single and earn less than $25,000, or married and jointly earn less than $50,000, you will not owe any income tax. That removes nearly 75 million households over 50% from the income tax rolls. They get a new one page form to send the IRS saying, I win, those who would otherwise owe income taxes will save an average of nearly $1,000 each. All other Americans will get a simpler tax code with four brackets 0%, 10%, 20% and 25% instead of the current seven. This new tax code eliminates the marriage penalty and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) while providing the lowest tax rate since before World War II. No business of any size, from a Fortune 500 to a mom and pop shop to a freelancer living job to job, will pay more than 15% of their business income in taxes. This lower rate makes corporate inversions unnecessary by making Americas tax rate one of the best in the world. No family will have to pay the death tax. You earned and saved that money for your family, not the government. You paid taxes on it when you earned it. The Trump Tax Plan Is Revenue Neutral The Trump tax cuts are fully paid for by: Reducing or eliminating most deductions and loopholes available to the very rich. A one-time deemed repatriation of corporate cash held overseas at a significantly discounted 10% tax rate, followed by an end to the deferral of taxes on corporate income earned abroad. Reducing or eliminating corporate loopholes that cater to special interests, as well as deductions made unnecessary or redundant by the new lower tax rate on corporations and business income. We will also phase in a reasonable cap on the deductibility of business interest expenses. DETAILS OF DONALD J. TRUMPS TAX PLAN America needs a bold, simple and achievable plan based on conservative economic principles. This plan does that with needed tax relief for all Americans, especially the working poor and middle class, pro-growth tax reform for all sizes of businesses, and fiscally responsible steps to ensure this plan does not add to our enormous debt and deficit. This plan simplifies the tax code by taking nearly 50% of current filers off the income tax rolls entirely and reducing the number of tax brackets from seven to four for everyone else. This plan also reduces or eliminates loopholes used by the very rich and special interests made unnecessary or redundant by the new lower tax rates on individuals and companies. The Trump Tax Plan: A Simpler Tax Code For All Americans When the income tax was first introduced, just one percent of Americans had to pay it. It was never intended as a tax most Americans would pay. The Trump plan eliminates the income tax for over 73 million households. 42 million households that currently file complex forms to determine they dont owe any income taxes will now file a one page form saving them time, stress, uncertainty and an average of $110 in preparation costs. Over 31 million households get the same simplification and keep on average nearly $1,000 of their hard-earned money. For those Americans who will still pay the income tax, the tax rates will go from the current seven brackets to four simpler, fairer brackets that eliminate the marriage penalty and the AMT while providing the lowest tax rate since before World War II: Income Tax Rate Long Term Cap Gains/ Dividends Rate Single Filers Married Filers Heads of Household 0% 0% $0 to $25,000 $0 to $50,000 $0 to $37,500 10% 0% $25,001 to $50,000 $50,001 to $100,000 $37,501 to $75,000 20% 15% $50,001 to $150,000 $100,001 to $300,000 $75,001 to $225,000 25% 20% $150,001 and up $300,001 and up $225,001 and up With this huge reduction in rates, many of the current exemptions and deductions will become unnecessary or redundant. Those within the 10% bracket will keep all or most of their current deductions. Those within the 20% bracket will keep more than half of their current deductions. Those within the 25% bracket will keep fewer deductions. Charitable giving and mortgage interest deductions will remain unchanged for all taxpayers. Simplifying the tax code and cutting every Americans taxes will boost consumer spending, encourage savings and investment, and maximize economic growth. Business Tax Reform To Encourage Jobs And Spur Economic Growth Too many companies from great American brands to innovative startups are leaving America, either directly or through corporate inversions. The Democrats want to outlaw inversions, but that will never work. Companies leaving is not the disease, it is the symptom. Politicians in Washington have let America fall from the best corporate tax rate in the industrialized world in the 1980s (thanks to Ronald Reagan) to the worst rate in the industrialized world. That is unacceptable. Under the Trump plan, America will compete with the world and win by cutting the corporate tax rate to 15%, taking our rate from one of the worst to one of the best. This lower tax rate cannot be for big business alone; it needs to help the small businesses that are the true engine of our economy. Right now, freelancers, sole proprietors, unincorporated small businesses and pass-through entities are taxed at the high personal income tax rates. This treatment stifles small businesses. It also stifles tax reform because efforts to reduce loopholes and deductions available to the very rich and special interests end up hitting small businesses and job creators as well. The Trump plan addresses this challenge head on with a new business income tax rate within the personal income tax code that matches the 15% corporate tax rate to help these businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers grow and prosper. These lower rates will provide a tremendous stimulus for the economy significant GDP growth, a huge number of new jobs and an increase in after-tax wages for workers. The Trump Tax Plan Ends The Unfair Death Tax The death tax punishes families for achieving the American dream. Therefore, the Trump plan eliminates the death tax. The Trump Tax Plan Is Fiscally Responsible The Trump tax cuts are fully paid for by: Reducing or eliminating deductions and loopholes available to the very rich, starting by steepening the curve of the Personal Exemption Phaseout and the Pease Limitation on itemized deductions. The Trump plan also phases out the tax exemption on life insurance interest for high-income earners, ends the current tax treatment of carried interest for speculative partnerships that do not grow businesses or create jobs and are not risking their own capital, and reduces or eliminates other loopholes for the very rich and special interests. These reductions and eliminations will not harm the economy or hurt the middle class. Because the Trump plan introduces a new business income rate within the personal income tax code, they will not harm small businesses either. A one-time deemed repatriation of corporate cash held overseas at a significantly discounted 10% tax rate. Since we are making Americas corporate tax rate globally competitive, it is only fair that corporations help make that move fiscally responsible. U.S.-owned corporations have as much as $2.5 trillion in cash sitting overseas. Some companies have been leaving cash overseas as a tax maneuver. Under this plan, they can bring their cash home and put it to work in America while benefitting from the newly-lowered corporate tax rate that is globally competitive and no longer requires parking cash overseas. Other companies have cash overseas for specific business units or activities. They can leave that cash overseas, but they will still have to pay the one-time repatriation fee. An end to the deferral of taxes on corporate income earned abroad. Corporations will no longer be allowed to defer taxes on income earned abroad, but the foreign tax credit will remain in place because no company should face double taxation. Reducing or eliminating some corporate loopholes that cater to special interests, as well as deductions made unnecessary or redundant by the new lower tax rate on corporations and business income. We will also phase in a reasonable cap on the deductibility of business interest expenses.

Donald Trump Calls for Barring Muslims From Entering U.S. - First Draft. Political News, Now. - The New York Times

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4:36 pm ET 4:36 pm ET By Patrick Healy and Michael Barbaro 4:36 pm ET 4:36 pm ET Patrick Healy and Michael Barbaro Video Trump Reaffirms Urge to Halt Muslims Reading a statement he had released earlier in the day, the Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish Date December 7, 2015. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images. Updated, 10:42 p.m. | Donald J. Trump called on Monday for the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the country until the nations leaders can figure out what is going on after the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., an extraordinary escalation of rhetoric aimed at voters fears about members of the Islamic faith. A prohibition of Muslims an unprecedented proposal by a leading American presidential candidate, and an idea more typically associated with hate groups reflects a progression of mistrust that is rooted in ideology as much as politics. Mr. Trump, who in September declared I love the Muslims, turned sharply against them after the Paris terrorist attacks, calling for a database to track Muslims in America and repeating discredited rumors that thousands of Muslims celebrated in New Jersey on 9/11. His poll numbers rose largely as a result, until a setback in Iowa on Monday morning. Hours later Mr. Trump called for the ban, fitting his pattern of making stunning comments when his lead in the Republican presidential field appears in jeopardy. Saying that hatred among many Muslims for Americans is beyond comprehension, Mr. Trump said in a statement that the United States needed to confront where this hatred comes from and why. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life, Mr. Trump said. Asked what prompted his statement, Mr. Trump said, death, according to a spokeswoman. Repudiation of Mr. Trumps remarks was swift and severe among religious groups and politicians from both parties. Mr. Trump is unhinged, said one Republican rival, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, while another, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, called the ban offensive and outlandish. Hillary Clinton said the idea was reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive. Organizations representing Jews, Christians and those of other faiths quickly joined Muslims in denouncing Mr. Trumps proposal. Rooting our nations immigration policy in religious bigotry and discrimination will not make America great again, said Rabbi Jack Moline, executive director of Interfaith Alliance, putting a twist on Mr. Trumps campaign slogan. Mr. Trump made his remarks a day after President Obama delivered a national address from the Oval Office urging Americans not to turn against Muslims in the wake of the terrorist attacks. Experts on immigration law and policy expressed shock at the proposal Monday afternoon. This is just so antithetical to the history of the United States, said Nancy Morawetz, a professor of clinical law at New York University School of Law, who specializes in immigration. Its unbelievable to have a religious test for admission into the country. She added: I cannot recall any historical precedent for denying immigration based on religion. Putting the policy into practice would require an unlikely act of Congress, said Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of law at Cornell and a prominent authority on immigration. Should Congress enact such a law, he predicted, the Supreme Court would invalidate it as an overly restrictive immigration policy under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. It would certainly be challenged as unconstitutional, he said. And I predict the Supreme Court would strike it down. Mr. Trump has a track record of making surprising and even extreme comments whenever he is overtaken in opinion polls by other Republican candidates as happened on Monday just hours before he issued his statement about Muslims. A new Monmouth University survey of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers found that Mr. Trump had slipped from his recent top spot in the state, which holds the first presidential nomination contest on Feb. 1. According to the poll, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas earned 24 percent of support, while Mr. Trump had 19 percent and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida had 17 percent. But another Iowa poll released on Monday, by CNN/OCR, showed Mr. Trump with a comfortable lead but Mr. Cruz gaining ground on him. Mr. Trump, who boasts about his strong poll numbers at the beginning of virtually every campaign speech, launched an unusually stinging attack against Ben Carson, another Republican candidate, when Mr. Carson took a lead in Iowa polls this fall; Mr. Trump, citing Mr. Carsons memoir about his sometimes-violent youth, called him pathological and compared his state of mind to a child molesters. Several Republican strategists and politicians said they believe that Mr. Trumps maneuver against Muslims was partly a challenge to Mr. Cruz and other Republicans to stake out positions on terrorism that were as audacious as his own. But they also said that the ban reflected anxiety and anger among many voters that the federal government was not acting aggressively enough to protect them at home. I think Trumps idea may be too strong, but I think something jarring is very helpful in leading to a national debate in how big this problem is, and how dangerous it is, said Newt Gingrich, a former Republican speaker of the House who ran for president in 2012. Nine percent of Pakistanis agree with ISIS, according to one poll. Thats a huge number. We need to put all the burden of proof on people coming from those countries to show that they are not a danger to us. Tens of thousands of Muslims enter and stay in the United States each year as tourists or through the immigration system, experts say, with an estimated 100,000 Muslims becoming United States permanent residents in 2012, according to the Pew Research Center. The United States issued 680,000 green cards to migrants from Muslim-majority countries in the five-year period from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2013, according to the Senate Judiciary Committees Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, which cited data from the Department of Homeland Security. At a rally at the U.S.S. Yorktown in South Carolina on Monday night, Mr. Trump drew sustained cheers from the audience as he outlined his idea for the ban. We have no choice, Mr. Trump said. Our country cannot be the victim of tremendous attacks by people who believe only in jihad. While several Republican presidential candidates have called for increased intelligence gathering and more aggressive investigations of suspected terrorists, as well as a halt to Muslim refugees entering the United States from Syria, Mr. Trumps pointed suspicions about Muslims have been in a category by themselves. At his campaign rallies, he has drawn strong applause from thousands of voters for his calls on the government to monitor mosques, and he has refused to rule out his earlier proposal to enter names of Muslims in America into a database. He has also made a series of ominous comments about President Obamas leadership in fighting terrorism, suggesting that there was something going on with Mr. Obama that Americans were not aware of. In his statement, Mr. Trump quoted a poll by the Center for Security Policy, whose president and founder, Frank Gaffney, has claimed that President Obama is aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood, an extremist political movement born in Egypt, and that agents of the Muslim Brotherhood have infiltrated the U.S. government, the Republican Party and conservative political organizations. Barring non-citizen Muslims from the United States has drawn support from organizations like the Society of Americans for National Existence and the Daily Stormer, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has described as hate groups. The proposal drew immediate condemnation from Muslim-Americans. Eboo Patel, the president of Interfaith Youth Core, based in Chicago, said, Im standing in a building right now where I am looking up at the Sears Tower, which was designed by Fazlur Rahman Khan, a structural engineer originally from Bangladesh who was behind what is now known as the Willis Tower. What if we had barred Russians from America because of the Cold War? Who would have invented Google? Mr. Patel asked, referring to Googles co-founder, Sergey Brin. While many critics of Mr. Trump reassured themselves that neither he nor his idea would ultimately go anywhere, they were aghast that a mainstream presidential candidate would ever utter it. It would be particularly bizarre, said Ms. Morawetz, to have an immigration test based on religion given that the country was founded by people who were fleeing religious persecution. By ALAN RAPPEPORT Donald J. Trumps call to bar Muslims from entering the United States has drawn swift condemnation from his Republican rivals for the nomination, raising the question of whether the billionaire businessman has finally gone too far. By PATRICK HEALY and MAGGIE HABERMAN An analysis of 95,000 words Mr. Trump said in public in the past week reveals powerful patterns in his speech which, historians say, echo the appeals of demagogues of the past century. Laurie Goodstein and Thomas Kaplan contributed reporting.
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