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Donald Trump and Bobby Jindal clash over jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis

Donald Trump and Bobby Jindal clash over jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis

Donald Trump has been under fire at Democratic National Committee.

The large Republican presidential field remains over the jailing of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for her refusal to obey a judge’s order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Current front-runner Donald Trump said on MSNBC Friday (4 September): ‘I would say the simple answer is let her clerks do it. Now from what I understand she’s not letting the clerks do it either.’

Davis, being held in jail for contempt of court, could have been released had she agreed to not interfere with the five deputy clerks who agreed to issue the licenses. The deputies began issuing licenses on Friday morning as Davis remained in jail.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal took to Twitter to blast Trump for not condemning the jailing of Davis who is against same-sex marriage on religious grounds.

He tweeted: Hey @realDonaldTrump you can’t make America great again by throwing the Christians in jail. I understand asking forgiveness from God and respecting communion is a personal decision. But even really rich New Yorkers should oppose jailing Christians for their religious beliefs.

Trump, usually quick with a Twitter retort, has not yet reacted to Jindal’s tweet.