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Trump's controversial Muslim comments spark debate in Jackson

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Donald Trump's recent comments about banning Muslims from entering the United States is causing quite a stir all over the country.

While some think his recent comments are inflammatory and racist, others seem to back Trump on his quest to keep America safe.

“Donald Trump is a damn fool,” says Mississippi Democratic Chairman Rickey Cole. “It is unrealistic. It is an oversimplified solution to a complex problem and it is one of those things that sound good to the uninformed.” 

Jackson business owner John Dabit has several friends who are Muslims. He is shocked that Trump would even propose to keep them from starting a new life in America.

“I think it is crazy because I don't think they are all bad," says Dabit. "Like any other race, you are going to have good and bad.”

Newly elected House Representative Corey Wilson of Madison says while Trump's delivery is not always welcomed, there has to be change in America because of all the mass shootings and recent terrorist threats.

“We are at war with ISIS and that is Islamic Radical Terrorism and the administration seems hesitant to say that, but I think people like Donald Trump stand up and fill that void."

Although none of the residents or lawmakers interviewed would say if they'd vote for Trump, they did admit he has a way with words.

“He is more less saying what the American public wants to hear,” says Madison resident Emily Holton.

“He is saying it is a temporary thing, and it would be, but something has to be done and I am not saying all the terrorism is a result of Muslims, but obviously we have to do something,” says another Jackson resident. 

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