During Thursday night's unusually civil debate, Sen. Marco Rubio got into a relatively civil exchange with Donald Trump about his latest horrifically offensive comments about Muslims. "Last night you told CNN, 'Islam hates us,' " moderator Jake Tapper said to Trump.* “Did you mean all 1.6 billion Muslims?"
"I mean a lot of them," Trump said, to a fair amount of cheers. "I mean a lot of them."
After Trump further clarified his point Sen. Marco Rubio was asked to respond. He did so eloquently.
And so let me give you one. Two days ago, I met this extraordinary couple who are on furlough because they are missionaries in Bangladesh. It's a very tough place to be a missionary. It's Muslim. Their safety and security relies upon friendly Muslims that live alongside them that may not convert but protect them and look out for them... They tell me today they have a hostile environment because the news is coming out that in America leading political figures are saying that America doesn't like Muslims. This is a real impact.
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Like most people in England I watch the presidential race with amazement as the underdog Trump ascends and surprises. I think people are going fior nthe big chasracters now as people can no longer distinguish one mans underlying politics from the other. Protest vote, fed up vote, change vote? i am not sure. Whjat I do know is that the two most popular names in the race are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. As time goes on i will look to learmnn more about the other candidates still left in the race.