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GOP Senator Bob Bennett Apologized to Muslims for Trump While on Deathbed

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    Former Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2010. On his deathbed, he apologized to Muslims across the country for Donald Trump's rhetoric.

    On a hospital bed,just days before he died, former Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett apologized to Muslims in America for Donald Trump's rhetoric, NBC News reported.

    "And he was very emotional," Bennett's son Jim said "And said, 'I want to go up to every single one of them and apologize, I want to go up to every single one of them and tell them how grateful I am that they are in this country and apologize on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump.'"

    Jim Bennett said that when he later spoke to his mother, Joyce Bennett, about the conversation, she told him that expressing a sense of inclusion for ostracized populations, especially Muslims, had become "something that he was doing quite a lot of in the last months of his life."

    Bennett, a three-term Republican Senator who lost in Utah's 2010 Republican primary to two tea-party opponents, had become increasingly concerned with Trump's rhetoric in recent months.