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Haslam Takes Issue With Multiple Trump Policies

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 18:02:01-05

Governor Bill Haslam said Donald Trump would need to make major policy changes before he could consider supporting the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.

Haslam told The Associated Press Wednesday that Trump, who easily won the state's GOP primary, would have to make a more "blatant disavowal" of white supremacist groups, take a stronger stand against abortion, and step back from his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country.

Haslam endorsed Marco Rubio before the state's Super Tuesday primary, but the Florida senator came in third behind Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

According to exit polls Tuesday, about seven in 10 Republicans said they support temporarily banning Muslims who are not citizens from entering the United States.