Trump, interviewed by NBC News after a campaign appearance in Iowa on Thursday night, was asked if there should be a database to monitor Muslims in the United States. "I would certainly implement that, absolutely," he said. Asked how that differed from efforts last century to track Jews in Nazi Germany, and said: "You tell me."       
His comments came amid renewed security concerns following the Islamic State attacks in Paris last week that killed at least 129 people, and a political fight over US plans to take in 10,000 refugees from Syria.
Two Republican presidential rivals, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Ohio Governor John Kasich, criticized Trump's Muslim database proposal. "That's just wrong," Bush said on CNBC on yesterday.
"It's manipulating people's angst and their fears," he said. "That's not strength. That's weakness." Kasich, whose Super PAC is launching a USD 2.5 million series of attacks against Trump, said the proposal proved the real estate mogul was not worthy of the White House.
"The idea that someone would have to register with the federal government because of their religion strikes against all that we have believed in our national history," Kasich said in a statement. "It is yet another example of trying to divide people, one against the other. Donald Trump is unable to unite and lead our country.”

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