Donald Trump Makes Call To Block All Muslims Form Entering The U.S.
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He cast it as a temporary move in response to terrorism and invoked President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s authorization of the detention of Japanese, German and Italian immigrants during World War II as precedent.
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His campaign initially indicated the ban would include Muslim-Americans traveling overseas. But Trump said Tuesday there would be exceptions.
“If a person is a Muslim, goes overseas and comes back, they can come back,” Trump said. “They’re a citizen. That’s different.“
Trump compared the ban to the internment of Japanese-Americans under President Franklin Roosevelt during World War II, a move he recently said he isn’t sure he would have supported or opposed.
“This is a president [Roosevelt] highly respected by all; he did the same thing,” Trump said.
"This is outrageous from someone who wants to assume the highest office,” Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said at a news conference Monday. "Donald Trump sounds more like the leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours.”
“I didn’t know Donald Trump was fluent in Nazi,” Bassem Youssef, a comedian and former talk show host, wrote on Twitter.
“You’re being increasingly compared to Hitler,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos told Trump. “Does that give you any pause at all?”
“No,” Trump said. “Because what I’m doing is no different than what FDR [did].”
“We’re at war,“ Trump said on CNN’s “New Day.” “Get it through your head.”