Politics

Trump Fans Show Crazy Support for Trump After Proposed Muslim Ban

December 8th 2015

By:
Taylor Bell

While GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is drawing severe criticism for his latest Islamophobic statements, his supporters are more likely to vote for him in light of his new proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

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In an official statement released Monday the Republican front-runner called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the U.S. — including Muslim-American citizens abroad — to the delight of many Trump supporters.

At a Trump rally in South Carolina, many echoed Trump's Islamophobic sentiments and expressed overwhelming support for the controversial proposal.

"I don't want them here," Trump supporter Ed Campbell told CNN. "Who knows what they're going to bring into this country? Bombs, ISIS, what? They need to go."

"I think that is a very wise decision, made very prudently after due diligence and I am very impressed with the fact that he is bold enough to come out and do that," said another Trump supporter to MSNBC.

"Somebody just needs to go in there and take control of this," Trump supporter Deborah Moore told CNN. "I just think it's going rampant and I am worried about America, worried about safety -- they're getting in. They need to be stopped."

Others took to social media to voice their support, which critics of Trump, including the White House and several opposing 2016 presidential candidates, have publicly denounced.

THE SILENT MAJORITY?

Although Trump's lead in the GOP presidential candidate race continues to mystify many people, his success should not come as a surprise.

According to a Huffpost/YouGov poll conducted earlier this year more than half of Americans held an unfavorable view of Muslims. In addition, the poll also found that Republicans, white Americans, and people 45 and older had the highest percentage of negative views toward Muslims. Though not as high, Blacks and Latinos also shared negative views toward Muslims. Thirty-two percent of Blacks surveyed expressed some degree of a negative view toward Muslims, compared to 36 percent of Latinos.

In light of the recent terror attacks that struck Paris in November and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, more state leaders have expressed anti-refugee and Islamophobic sentiments. In fact, more than half of state governors have decided to shut their borders out of fear that welcoming refugees will make room for the entrance of terrorists. But Trump continues to be the most vocal.

Despite Trump's apparent controversial stances on immigration and Muslims over the course of his campaign his rhetoric is continuing to fuel his fan base and many other Americans across the country.

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