Republican rivals blast Trump for Muslim database comments

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign town hall forum in Newton, IowaBy Ginger Gibson and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew criticism from White House rivals on Friday for saying he would implement a database to keep track of Muslims in the United States and require them to register in response to the attacks in Paris. Trump, speaking to an NBC News reporter after a campaign appearance in Iowa on Thursday night, was asked if there should be a database to monitor Muslims in the United States. Asked how that differed from efforts last century to track Jews in Nazi Germany, he said: “You tell me.” On Friday, Trump deflected criticism of the remarks, saying in a tweet: “I didn’t suggest a database-a reporter did.

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