GOP And Dem Presidential Candidates Alike Go After Trump For Anti-Muslim Immigration Position

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on December 5, 2015 in Davenport, Iowa. Trump continues to lead the most polls in the race for the Republican nomination for president. (Photo by )
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Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates aren’t wasting any time slamming Donald Trump, after 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.”

Democrats lit up their Twitter accounts. Former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT):

Republican candidates also blasted the GOP frontrunner. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): 

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush:

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida:

Carly Fiorina said: “You know, unfortunately I think Donald Trump’s overreaction is as dangerous as President Obama’s under reactions. 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.”

Dr. Ben Carson said: “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.”

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said, “this is the kind of thing people say when they have no experience and no idea what they’re talking about.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to Trump’s statement by telling reporters: “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.”


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