Presidential Candidates Respond to Donald Trump's Muslim Ban

December 7th 2015

Kyle Jaeger

On Monday, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump released a statement calling for an indefinite ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S. His comments have already drawn the ire of both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.

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Trump cited a series of polls that reportedly show Muslim animosity toward Americans. "Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension," he said.

But in the hours after the statement's release, a number of presidential candidates have condemned (or otherwise distanced themselves from) Trump's patently Islamophobic proposal.

Here's how the 2016 presidential candidates have responded to Trump's statement.

At the time of publication, Republican candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson have yet to weigh in on the statement.

On Sunday, President Barack Obama delivered a rare, Oval Office address, imploring Americans to understand that Islamic extremists do not represent the Muslim population as a whole.

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Pres. Obama just clarified several misconceptions about Islam.1. ISIL does not represent Islam.2. The overwhelming majority victims of terrorism are themselves Muslims.3. Muslims are our neighbors, our sports heroes, and our men and women in uniform.Read his whole speech here: http://attn.link/1TuNdzB

Posted by ATTN: on Sunday, December 6, 2015

Donald Trump live-Tweeted the speech, however, his statement is the opposite the President's call.