As the GOP front-runner Donald Trump remaining defiant about his statement calling for all Muslims to be banned from entering the US on Monday has met with widespread criticism, including from several candidates in his own party.
His call to ban Muslims endangers security as well as Trump’s statement is against the U.S. Constitution as every president has to take an oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the U.S.
The White House says Trump has disqualified himself from becoming president.
In the current Republican nominating contest, no candidate has built more early support than Mr. Trump. But his statements built a consistent wall of Republican primary voters who won’t consider voting for him.
Still Trump has the support from various segments of US public. Nearly two-thirds of likely Republican primary voters support his proposal.
So, how has Trump been able to set the tone in the Republican presidential race?
And why do his comments resonate with some Americans?