Donald Trump Not Backing Down on Comments About Shutting Down Muslim Immigration

Will his controversial comments hurt his campaign?
3:18 | 12/09/15

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We begin tonight with the firestorm over Donald Trump's plan. Calling for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States' saying we must do so until our country's representatives can figure out what's going on. He said this to huge applause in the room when he revealed it but the outrage has also been swift and sweeping Natalie from his own party. But the White House to Hillary Clinton saying he's wrong this makes us less safe. And so tonight Barbara Walters asks him that very question could his words his rhetoric. Actually fuel ice is supporters could alienate Muslims here in America and around the world who support the US. But first ABC's Tom Thomas on the Republican front water standing for her. We've just one sentence Donald Trump igniting it international flyers war. Donald. Of Muslims entering the United States until I countries' representatives. Can figure out. What the hell is going law. Oh. Justified the banned by painting apocalyptic future if the country doesn't change you can have more world trade centers. It's gonna get worse and worse ops we can be politically correct that we can be stupid. But it's getting get worse and worse. Now we eat. Even his own party condemning him trump is invoking president Roosevelt's actions against Germans Italians and Japanese people in America during war were to. Today's cover of the Philadelphia Daily News. Compares trumped to a very different war were to figure trump asked about it on GMA. The new furor over Donald Trump you're increasingly being compared to Hitler does that keep you any pause and all. No because what they're doing is no different no FDR after yards solution. For Germans Italians Japanese. If you don't make it easier for internment camps this city residents who was highly respected body ball. Game do the same thing. Trump insists he's not calling for interment camps but he used amid new scrutiny of mosques yes we have to look at mosques we have no choice. We have to see what's happened. Because something is happening in there then. His anger. Is anger and from South Carolina last night. To Iowa today many from supporters behind his plan it's a short term. Problem that's I just think it's gonna be good for for the safety of the US say. Trump seems to have no problem doing business with Muslims he's building to golf courses in the United Arab Emirates and crowned a Muslim. Rebuffed lucky miss USA in twenty to but he's now encouraging profiling. Urging his supporters to sound galore when we see violations. You have to report those violations and quickly. You don't worry about profiling I promise I will defend you for broke file. I promise. David America hasn't heard ideas like this or language like this from a presidential candidate in generations. But the question tonight the big question. Does this stop from cold or make an even more popular David Tom ya misleading us off tonight Tom thing.

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