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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is far from alone in giving voice to extreme attitudes on Islam in the U.S., the only two Muslim members of Congress said on Tuesday.

"It's not just Trump," Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who became the first Muslim in Congress when he was elected in 2006, said during a news conference at the National Press Club.

"This political cycle that we live in is something that somehow attracts candidates who want to divide people on actually any basis that they can in order to achieve electoral success," he added.


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