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The controversial cover of Irish magazine, Village

The controversial cover of Irish magazine, Village

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrive for a Red Cross Gala at his Palm Beach estate

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrive for a Red Cross Gala at his Palm Beach estate

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The controversial cover of Irish magazine, Village

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has slammed a Dublin magazine showing President Donald Trump in a gunman's sight with the caption 'Why Not' on its front cover as "reprehensible".

Mr Nesbitt said that as leader of a party which had several senior politicians murdered during the Troubles, he was astounded at the publication's behaviour.

The February edition of Village Magazine carries a photograph of Donald Trump with crosshairs superimposed on the president's left temple.

Many social media users interpreted it as supporting the assassination of Mr Trump. Village's editor Michael Smith has strongly denied the allegation.

Last night, he told the Belfast Telegraph that the cover was a "provocation to think" and that the magazine was opposed to violence.

But Mr Nesbitt said: "The people responsible for that magazine cover have acted reprehensibly. It is contemptible and we condemn it unequivocally, not least in the name of politicians like Sir Norman Stronge and his son James, Robert Bradford MP and Edgar Graham - all murdered by the IRA."

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The UUP leader claimed that in Northern Ireland, the magazine cover would be "illegal as incitement to violence of the worst kind".

He denounced the "pathetic attempts at justification" by the magazine's management. "They would do better to offer a fulsome public apology and hang their heads in shame," he said.

The front cover led to a huge backlash against Village on social media with calls for its management to be reported to police and refused entry into the US.

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In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a protest against the new US President Donald Trump. 2nd February 2017. Photo: Philip Magowan / PressEye

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a protest against the new US President Donald Trump. 2nd February 2017. Photo: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a protest against the new US President Donald Trump. 2nd February 2017.

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a protest against the new US President Donald Trump. 2nd February 2017.

Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast), Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen in Belfast), and Patrick Corrigan, NI Programme Director of Amnesty International.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast), Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen in Belfast), and Patrick Corrigan, NI Programme Director of Amnesty International. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Patrick Corrigan, NI Programme Director of Amnesty International, and Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen in Belfast).

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Patrick Corrigan, NI Programme Director of Amnesty International, and Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen in Belfast). Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Patrick Corrigan, NI Programme Director of Amnesty International, Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast), and Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen in Belfast).

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Patrick Corrigan, NI Programme Director of Amnesty International, Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast), and Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen in Belfast). Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Patrick Corrigan, NI Programme Director of Amnesty International.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Patrick Corrigan, NI Programme Director of Amnesty International. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Elizabeth Byrne and Eliza Keene.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Elizabeth Byrne and Eliza Keene. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Elizabeth Byrne and Eliza Keene.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Elizabeth Byrne and Eliza Keene. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Elizabeth Byrne and Eliza Keene.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Elizabeth Byrne and Eliza Keene. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen  
in Belfast).

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen in Belfast). Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen  
in Belfast).

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen in Belfast). Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: A counter protester ensured his voice went unheard at the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: A counter protester ensured his voice went unheard at the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen  
in Belfast).

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Liz Nelson, organiser (US citizen in Belfast). Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Niamh O'Gorman and Sarah Ross.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Niamh O'Gorman and Sarah Ross. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a protest against the new US President Donald Trump. 2nd February 2017. Photo: Pacemaker

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a protest against the new US President Donald Trump. 2nd February 2017. Photo: Pacemaker

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Stefania Gualberti and Cara Leahy.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Stefania Gualberti and Cara Leahy. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: A counter protester ensured his voice went unheard at the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: A counter protester ensured his voice went unheard at the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast) speaking.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast) speaking. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast) speaking.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast) speaking. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast) speaking.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast) speaking. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: A counter protester ensured his voice went unheard at the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: A counter protester ensured his voice went unheard at the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast) speaking.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast) speaking. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast) speaking.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Jennie Carlsten, organiser (US citizen in Belfast) speaking. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: Suleiman Abdulahi, Somalian living in Northern Ireland for around 10 years, speaks at the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017

ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ.

Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Northern Ireland - 02nd February 2017 ÔLiberty torch vigilÕ at US Consulate in Belfast in protest at ÔMuslim banÕ. Pictured: General scenes of people attending the protest. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  02/02/2017
Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

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Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

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Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017

In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/02/2017 Trump Protest - US Consulate Belfast - 2nd February 2017 In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a demonstration at the new US President Donald Trump.

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In Belfast, protesters gathered at the US Consulate, based in Danesfort House, Stranmillis, for a protest against the new US President Donald Trump. 2nd February 2017. Photo: Philip Magowan / PressEye

But Mr Smith insisted that the front cover was being misinterpreted. He said that the words 'why not' beside the provocative image were now a question, but pointed to an explanation of why Mr Trump shouldn't be targeted.

"It's not an incitement to anything. We're politically correct, right-on, the last magazine that would recommend violence or killing anyone," he said.

"Our cover is a provocation to think. Village is a) a magazine of ideas and b) aims to challenge. The methodology of the editorial which backs the cover and conclusion are clear."

The article that accompanies the cover, reads: "So what is to be done? We have one of the worst men in the most powerful position, one where he can do damage to millions, to billions, to the planet."

It adds: "So perhaps the solution is tyrannicide. As he might say himself - 'take him out'." But it concludes that killing the president would be unethical, "even in the case of Trump".

During the Troubles, both unionist and nationalist politicians were murdered here. UUP MP the Rev Robert Bradford was shot dead by the IRA in Belfast in 1981.

Ten months earlier, the Provisionals had killed former Stormont Speaker Sir Norman Stronge and his son at their Co Armagh home. UUP Assembly member Edgar Graham was assassinated in 1983 outside Queen's University Belfast, where he was a lecturer.

Loyalists targeted many Sinn Fein politicians. The party's vice-president Maire Drumm was shot dead when she was recovering from an eye operation in the Mater Hospital in 1976.

Sinn Fein member Sheena Campbell was shot dead in 1992 in Belfast's York Hotel near Queen's University, where she was a law student. The previous year, the UDA killed party councillor Eddie Fullerton at his Buncrana home.

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017./ AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017./ AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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A pro-Trump supporter stands in front of a protest against the immigration ban  at the Los Angeles International Airport, California on January 30, 2016.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

A pro-Trump supporter stands in front of a protest against the immigration ban at the Los Angeles International Airport, California on January 30, 2016. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Columbia University students gather to protest President Donald Trump's immigration order Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in New York. President Trump's executive order, signed on Friday, restricts travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Columbia University students gather to protest President Donald Trump's immigration order Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in New York. President Trump's executive order, signed on Friday, restricts travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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US Senator Cory Booker (2nd R), Democrat of New Jersey, speaks alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (C), Democrat of New York, US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (2nd L) and other members of Congress as demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

US Senator Cory Booker (2nd R), Democrat of New Jersey, speaks alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (C), Democrat of New York, US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (2nd L) and other members of Congress as demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R), Democrat of New York, speaks alongside US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (2nd L), and other members of Congress as demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R), Democrat of New York, speaks alongside US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (2nd L), and other members of Congress as demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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US Senator Cory Booker (C), Democrat of New Jersey, speaks alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (2nd L), Democrat of New York, US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (L) and other members of Congress as demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

US Senator Cory Booker (C), Democrat of New Jersey, speaks alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (2nd L), Democrat of New York, US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (L) and other members of Congress as demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017.
Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017. Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

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People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017.
Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017. Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

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People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017.
Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017. Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (2nd R), Democrat of New York, US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (C), speak alongside other members of Congress as demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (2nd R), Democrat of New York, US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (C), speak alongside other members of Congress as demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017.
Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017. Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017.
Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

People hold up placards to protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the resettlement of refugees and banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entry into the US, during a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on January 31, 2017. Some 40 foreigners living in Japan participated in the rally, as a defiant US President Trump struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSONZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSONZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSONZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSONZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. 
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSONZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSONZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images

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Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.
Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.  Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely -- and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Protests are taking place at airports across the country in opposition to the ban. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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People hold candles during a vigil at Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. People gathered to protest against President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and suspending the nationÄôs refugee program. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

People hold candles during a vigil at Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. People gathered to protest against President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and suspending the nationÄôs refugee program. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Yeon Quinn, left, and Sue Maienschein hold candles during a vigil at Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. People gathered to protest against President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and suspending the nationÄôs refugee program. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Yeon Quinn, left, and Sue Maienschein hold candles during a vigil at Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. People gathered to protest against President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and suspending the nationÄôs refugee program. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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TOPSHOT - Demonstrators protest outside Downing Street against US President Donald Trump in central London on January 30, 2017. 
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TOPSHOT - Demonstrators protest outside Downing Street against US President Donald Trump in central London on January 30, 2017. 
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TOPSHOT - Demonstrators protest outside Downing Street against US President Donald Trump in central London on January 30, 2017. 
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TOPSHOT - Demonstrators protest outside Downing Street against US President Donald Trump in central London on January 30, 2017. President Trump signed an executive order on January 27, 2016 restricting immigration from seven Muslim countries. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, speaks at a press conference on day two of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 30, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Members of the Republican Party are scheduled to speak at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31st.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, speaks at a press conference on day two of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 30, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Members of the Republican Party are scheduled to speak at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31st. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Donald Trump's comments have provoked outrage

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Donald Trump is considering running for president

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Donald Trump has refused to back down over his remarks about Mexican immigrants

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Donald Trump tees off.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall event in  New Hampshire (AP)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall event in New Hampshire (AP)

Donald Trump says he and NBC have settled their beauty pageant "dust-up"

Donald Trump says he and NBC have settled their beauty pageant "dust-up"

Donald Trump said his proposal comes in response to the level of hatred among "large segments of the Muslim population" toward Americans (AP)

Donald Trump said his proposal comes in response to the level of hatred among "large segments of the Muslim population" toward Americans (AP)

Donald Trump's support for a Muslim database in the US drew sharp criticism (AP)

Donald Trump's support for a Muslim database in the US drew sharp criticism (AP)

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump mocks disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski. Kovaleski has arthrogryposis

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump mocks disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski. Kovaleski has arthrogryposis

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump

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Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump assures America he has no size issues during Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump assures America he has no size issues during Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (AP)

An protester against Donald Trump holds a burning T-shirt outside the Republican's rally in Albuquerque (AP)

An protester against Donald Trump holds a burning T-shirt outside the Republican's rally in Albuquerque (AP)

After the Orlando nightclub mass shooting - the worst in American history - Donald Trump tweeted: "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart! "

After the Orlando nightclub mass shooting - the worst in American history - Donald Trump tweeted: "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart! "

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, speaks at a press conference on day two of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 30, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Members of the Republican Party are scheduled to speak at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31st. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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