However, the business tycoon turned White House aspirant's remarks were immediately ridiculed by his presidential rivals.

According to a statement issued by his campaign, Trump called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

"Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine," Trump said in a statement.

Trump was immediately slammed by other presidential candidates. Bernie Sanders, a leading Democratic candidate, criticised Trump for his statement.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemned Trump's policy statement by Trump calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.

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