US Presidential hopefull Donald Trump wants Muslims entry banned in USA

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WASHINGTON: Senior White House officials lined up Monday to condemn Donald Trump 's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, saying it was contrary to US values and interests. "You're being generous by describing it as a proposal," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, castigating the fiery Republican presidential frontrunner's latest outburst as "cynical." "I think what Mr Trump is doing is something that he's been doing over the course of his entire campaign, which is... to play on people's fears in order to build support for his campaign." "I think what he's doing, he's dividing America in a really cynical way," Earnest told MSNBC. "The fact of the matter is (the Islamic State group) wants to frame this as a war between the United States and Islam," he added. "And if we look like we apply religious tests to who comes into to this country, we are sending a message that essentially we are embracing that."(TOI)

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