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CT lawmakers react to Trump's controversial comments

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

There has been a lot of outrage over comments being made by presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The republican frontrunner is calling for a ban on all Muslims coming to the United States.

"We’re going to have tremendous problems, it’s getting worse and worse and those problems are coming from a certain sector,” Trump said.

Students have been protesting in Turkey, and this comes on top of other comments like building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Here in Connecticut, the head of the state’s Republican Party is silent. When asked if the GOP would support Trump if he becomes the nominee, JR Romano said “The presidential election is ways away. I am more concerned about Dan Malloy and what Democrats are doing to people of Connecticut."

Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are condemning the silence, and Trump.

“Somebody has got to say discrimination in any form is unacceptable - race baiting- religion baiting is unacceptable, and the idea this guy has been the leading republican candidate for president for the last seven months, and no one will stand up to him from his own party, and particularly Connecticut, is embarrassing,” Malloy said.

“It’s time for people to stand up and not allow this man, who gets publicity to talk about people in this country that have given back...that have fought on the front lines,” Wyman said.

State Senator Len Fasano, the minority leader in the State Senate, said he can’t speak for the GOP but he himself can’t support someone like Trump. He’s hoping that by election time, Trump won’t be the front runner.

"Whether he self-destructs or not - I think there are very good candidates out there who are running and I don't think their voices are being heard with the monopoly Trump has,” Fasano said.

The election is about a year away.

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