Clinton and other Democrats tie Trump to the rest of the GOP field

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Bloomberg Politics Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Likely GOP Primary Voters Back Trump’s Muslim Ban.

WATERLOO, Iowa – Hillary Clinton’s campaign has used Donald J. Until today, we had only anecdotal evidence that Republicans were likely to support Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim non-citizens entering the United States.The Atlanta Police Department has opened an investigation after at least two homemade signs were discovered plastered along roadways early Wednesday depicting Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump as Adolf Hitler.Almost two-thirds of likely 2016 Republican primary voters favor Donald Trump’s call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S., while more than a third say it makes them more likely to vote for him.

Signage was spotted on overpass pillars near Monroe and Piedmont and along the Buford Highway Connector, each showing the billionaire presidential hopeful’s face — with the same mustache as the Nazi leader — in the center of a swastika. Those are some of the findings from a Bloomberg Politics/Purple Strategies PulsePoll, an online survey conducted Tuesday, that shows support at 37 percent among all likely general-election voters for the controversial proposal put forward by the Republican front-runner. “We believe these numbers are made up of some people who are truly expressing religious bigotry and others who are fearful about terrorism and are willing to do anything they think might make us safer,” Doug Usher, who runs polling for Washington-based Purple Strategies, said in his analysis of the findings. “This indicates that, despite some conventional wisdom expressed in the last 48 hours, this is unlikely to hurt Trump at least in the primary campaign.” Support for Trump’s proposal remains virtually unchanged even after voters are told both sides of the argument. The Chancellor dencounced the Republican presidential candidate’s controversial remarks as going against the “founding principle of the United States” and said his “nonsense” views must be rejected by making it “very clear that his views are not welcome”.

Authorities removed the two signs on Wednesday morning, and police spokesman Warren Pickard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that an investigation is now underway. There’s no reason not to be afraid,” she told the crowd. “When bad things happen it does cause anxiety and fear, but then you pull yourself together and, especially if you want to be a leader of a country, you say, ‘What are we going to do about it?

Mr Osborne also praised the “brilliant job” that the Metropolitan police do in the capital after Mr Trump claimed that some areas of London were “no-go-areas” for police because of large Muslim communities. That’s after the case is explicitly made that Muslims would be banned solely on the basis of their religion, and that this would run contrary to American values and alienate allies in the battle against terrorism. While that’s lower than the 46 percent who say it will have no impact, it’s still a sizable percentage, and it helps illuminate the target of Trump’s appeals.

Trump said at a Monday night campaign rally in South Carolina, “… until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” Those remarks have been nearly universally condemned in the days since by Republicans and Democrats alike, and have evoked comparisons to the policies of Nazi Germany under the Hitler regime. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country’s largest Muslim advocacy and civil rights group, and the Anti-Defamation League, the world’s leading anti-Semitism organization, have each said that Mr. Though hate speech laws in Canada are broader than they are south of the border, speech needs to meet some very specific requirements to be considered hateful here, too.

Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code states that hate speech “incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace” and where the comments are made in a public place. “[T]he immediacy of the breach of the peace would make it extremely difficult to convict someone for saying what Trump said,” said Faisal Kutty, a Toronto lawyer and human rights activist. “That’s the main problem with trying to fit his current statement under the hate speech law: it doesn’t have any real hateful content in the sense of making a claim about the nature of character of Muslims,” said Moon. “Of course, why should they be excluded other than, presumably, on the belief that they are somehow dangerous? We also know that this country must not give into fear by turning its back on its fundamental values, even at a time of great crisis,” the ADL’s top executive, Jonathan A. Trump, saying he was harming the nation’s ability to fight the rise of the Islamic State. “We have to enlist help from American Muslims, Muslims around the world, in defeating the radical jihadist and the hateful ideology,” she said. “Instead, Donald Trump is providing them with propaganda.

Some of his previous remarks could more easily be prosecuted, like his remarks about Mexican immigrants during his announcement speech on June 16: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re rapists.” “That is the very stuff of hate speech, and a claim like that made in Canada might well constitute hate speech contrary to the Criminal Code,” Moon said. As one expert put it to Dan Balz: “This is a new campaign for a new century in which viral populism, most conspicuous on the GOP side, is the engine of our politics. Look, it’s true, as Brian Beutler says, that it is becoming a cliche to point out that Trump’s supporters might be attracted specifically to his xenophobia and bigotry. But if the press corps is now going to make a big effort to call out Trump for what he is really up to, it only seems fair that we should also drill down into why it might actually be resonating with living, breathing voters.

This could also help shed light on why candidates like Ted Cruz are sidling up to Trump’s Islamophobia while pretending not to and on why (given that Cruz is rising in the polls) that might be working for him. Despite the impression you get from much of the coverage, it isn’t as if Trump is merely doing this in a vacuum, like a circus act confined inside a cage surrounded by onlookers who are only there for the sheer entertainment value.

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