And of course, of course, the only linked poll is from the Center for Security Policy, which was founded by Frank Gaffney, Jr., a wild-eyed Islamophobe so notoriously nuts that he was banned from the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2010.

The statement continues, with a gut-punch of irony:

“Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine.”

According to the New York Times, a Trump spokeswoman said that when asked what prompted the statement, Trump replied, “Death.”


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