Democratic lawmakers cast Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a bigot and a demagogue who is a threat to the nation at a gathering of Muslim delegates in Philadelphia on Thursday, the last day of the Democratic National Convention.

"Our first mission is to make sure that no one who calls women dogs, no one who concludes that only a certain ethnicity can judge him, no one who would bar 2 billion American Muslims from this country — we cannot allow that person to be president of the United States of America," said Rep. Al Green (D-Texas).

Civil rights icon and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson was on hand at the luncheon for Muslim delegates hosted by the American Muslim Democratic Caucus.

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