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UPDATE: Trump responds to Register's editorial calling for him to drop out

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- There are more calls for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to get out of the race following his questioning of whether Vietnam POW and Arizona Sen. John McCain was really a war hero.

The Des Moines Register has published an editorial saying, "Trump has proven himself not only unfit to hold office, but unfit to stand on the same stage as his Republican opponents."

When Trump first announced he was running, he called some Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists.

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Trump with growing support among potential voters. He's the GOP favorite in that new poll with 24% support.

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Donald Trump's response to the Des Moines Register:

I am not at all surprised by the Des Moines Register's sophomoric editorial. It was issued immediately after the release of the ABC News/Washington Post poll showing me with 24% and an eleven-point lead over my nearest rival. As one of the most liberal newspapers in the United States, the poll results were just too much for them to bear. The Des Moines Register has lost much circulation, advertising, and power over the last number of years. They will do anything for a headline, and this poorly written "non-endorsement" got them some desperately needed ink.

On the campaign trail in Iowa, a state whose people I have truly gotten to know and love, I have been treated very badly by the Des Moines Register. They were uneven and inconsistent, but far more importantly, very dishonest. They would rarely write the facts or report what really took place. They never captured the energy of each event and it is a constant battle with them by my representatives to get an accurate count of the large crowds I draw. They know the very impressive numbers and either reduce them or don't report them at all. It is always wonderful to have the support of a newspaper, even a failing one, but this has only given me more motivation to fight harder in Iowa and Make America Great Again!

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