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Trump on Muslims and a 3rd Party Run

In an interview with CNN, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump told Don Lemon that Muslims that he knows are supportive of his proposal to temporarily ban foreign Muslims from entering the United States.

"I'm doing good for the Muslims," Trump told Don Lemon in an interview for "CNN Tonight." "Many Muslim friends of mine are in agreement with me. They say, 'Donald, you brought something up to the fore that is so brilliant and so fantastic.'"

Among those reaching out to thank him, the Republican front-runner said, was "one of the most important people in Middle East" — Trump didn't reveal the name — who called on Wednesday to say, "Donald, you're doing a great service."

"I have many friends who are Muslims," Trump told Lemon. "They're phenomenal people. They are so happy at what I'm doing."

The feeling, he said, is mutual.

"I love the Middle East," Trump declared. "I love the people of the Middle East."

Trump also said his plan had been misrepresented and explained that the immigration ban may not last long.

"It could go quickly, but it's a subject that has to be discussed," he said, adding that there would be exceptions made for Muslim athletes and diplomats.

Trump pinned the fierce backlash that followed his call for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" on Republican establishment figures and his primary opponents.

"The group that is not criticizing me," he said, "is the public. The public agrees with what I said. They saw those two animals last week go out and shoot people (in San Bernardino)."

In the interview with CNN, Trump again wouldn't rule out a third party run but said that it is unlikely he would do so.

Trump is winning right now and winning big. The media doesn't know what to do and many of the 2016 candidates seem not to know how to combat him. Trump continues to not play by the rules and is being rewarded by the GOP voters. The voters want a fighter who isn't afraid to speak out and right now they see that in Donald Trump.