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Commentators on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday after he faced about half an hour's worth of questions over his controversial call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

Trump, who called in for an interview, defended his policy proposal for the U.S. to prevent any Muslims from entering the country in light of the Islamic State's growing threat against the West.

At the start of the interview, Trump went on a lengthy tirade about the Islamic State and the Obama administration's handling of the matter, before show host Joe Scarborough, Republican and former congressman, cut off Trump and forced a commercial break.

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