Skip to content
Subscriber Only
Politics
Closed Doors

Trump Wants 'Total and Complete Shutdown' of Muslims Entering U.S.

The Republican front-runner's statement is roundly condemned by other candidates, politicians, media outlets, and legal experts.
Video player cover image

Donald Trump Calls For Shutdown of Muslims Entering U.S

Updated on

In what may well prove a pivotal moment in his outsider campaign for president, Donald Trump called Monday for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S." in a sweeping statement that drew harsh rebukes from Democrats and Republicans alike. 

"Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension," the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination said in the statement. "Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life."