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NH Politics With Anthony Brooks: How Trump's Recent Proposal Affects GOP Race08:40
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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Many Republicans, including some prominent party leaders in the Granite State, are criticizing Donald Trump because of his recent proposal to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. But, Trump remains popular with a large segment of New Hampshire voters, and is proving to be a major distraction and challenge for his fellow Republican candidates.

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Anthony Brooks, WBUR’s senior political reporter. He tweets @anthonygbrooks.

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WBUR: Talk Of Trump Distracts From Jeb Bush’s Visit To N.H.

  • "In New Hampshire, many in the GOP, including prominent party leaders, are now distancing themselves from Trump. Tuesday night, the issue became a major distraction for another candidate — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush."

The Guardian: Donald Trump's Muslim Ban Plan Plunges Republican Party Into Chaos

  • "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was disowned by his own party’s top leadership on Tuesday and faced calls to drop his White House bid as the world reacted with outrage to his plan for a ban on Muslims entering the United States."

This segment aired on December 9, 2015.

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