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SWFL leaders respond to Donald Trump

Posted at 7:49 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 07:49:03-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Members of the Lee County Republican Executive Committee say they won't endorse a religious test to enter the country, despite Donald Trumps proposal that puts a hold on all Muslims wanting to enter the country.

Jonathan Martin with the Republican Executive Committee says, "We don't discriminate against people based on what they think, let a lone on their religious convictions."

Martin adds however, that Trump is fulfilling a need for many Americans who are hungry for strong leadership.
Something he says President Obama isn't offering when it comes terrorism, "Interesting leaders shows up when there is a vacuum in power and Barack Obama has shown that he is leaving a very large vacuum."

Martin points to Obama's latest presidential address where he says the president simply rehashed what the government is doing to fight terrorism proposing nothing new. It is a strategy Martin says is not very inspirational.

He says Trump is at least offering something new if not controversial and, for many, that's a preferable alternative to the president's message.