Trump Pushes Muslim Ban in Opening TV Ads

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 15:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thirteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the fifth set of Republican presidential debates.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Trump Pushes Muslim Ban in Opening TV Ads

Donald Trump is highlighting some of the most divisive proposals of his campaign in his first major television advertising campaign.

Published January 4, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump is highlighting some of the most divisive proposals of his campaign in his first major television advertising campaign.

The real estate mogul's first ad pushes his plan to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States and build a wall along the southern border.

His campaign says the ad will begin running across Iowa and New Hampshire on Tuesday a few weeks before voting begins there.

Trump's plan on Muslims has been condemned by Republicans and Democrats as un-American. Yet his hard line on immigration has fueled Trump's popularity among the overwhelmingly white GOP primary electorate.

Trump has until now refrained from costly television advertising. Now, his campaign says he'll spend $2 million a week in the two leadoff states.

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(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Written by Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples, Associated Press

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