Trump faces backlash from both parties after call to bar Muslims entering US
Jeb Bush and Chris Christie join Democrats in denouncing proposal – but Ted Cruz stops short of criticizing Republican frontrunner
#Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslim entry into the US, including that of tourists and Muslim Americans overseas, was met with an immediate and massive backlash from across the political spectrum.
Republican presidential candidates moved quickly to condemn their party’s frontrunner, with Jeb Bush describing Trump as “unhinged” and Lindsey Graham calling on everyone seeking the presidency to denounce the plan. Even former vice-president Dick Cheney, as the Republican establishment began to chime in, told a conservative radio host the call “goes against everything we believe in”.