Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has defended his controversial proposal calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”.

The billionaire rejected criticism of the proposal on US television on Tuesday, and said banning Muslims is warranted because the US is “at war” with Islamic extremists.

And he said what he was proposing is “no different” to President Franklin Roosevelt – who he said was “highly respected by all” despite his wartime policies which included putting Japanese-Americans in internment camps in the US.

He told ABC’s Good Morning America: “We are now at war. We have a president who doesn’t want to say that.”.. see more

source: skynews