Nick Mangold won’t comment on Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims


New York Jets center Nick Mangold, a supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential bid, is avoiding the candidate’s proposed ban on Muslims.

With the 2016 presidential campaigns in full swing, we know at least one of the two candidates from a major political party. Donald Trump is now the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. Like candidates on both sides of the aisle, Trump has received endorsements from entertainers, celebrities and even athletes.

One of those who has come out to support “The Donald” is New York Jets center Nick Mangold, who does not hide his support for the GOP. At the same time, Mangold is having to answer for some of Trump’s more controversial comments and plans, including a proposal that would ban Muslims from entering the United States.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Mangold wouldn’t come out either against or for the proposal and sidestepped the issue. He was asked the question in part because Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson is a practicing Muslim. This was Mangold’s answer:

"“There’s some things I agree with, there’s some things I don’t,” Mangold said. “Listen, I am not a politician, never will be. There’s a lot of things said. Some things I agree with, some things I don’t.”"

Trump has made it very clear that he is going to say whatever is on his mind and doesn’t care what people think about it, so Mangold and other supporters can’t be too surprised when they have to answer questions about what comes out of the billionaire businessman’s mouth.

Trump came away with two more victories after primaries this week in Nebraska and West Virginia and will likely face former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Clinton is expected to clinch the nomination of the Democratic Party before this summer’s national convention.

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