Leading presidential candidate for the Republicans Donald Trump has received global criticism for his remarks that Muslims should be barred from entering the United States.
Trump dismissed criticism from people across the globe even as White House said that he was unfit to rule the country heading to the polls in 2016.
His comment on barring Muslims came just days after a shooting that left 14 dead in California by a Muslim couple said to have been radicalised.
The AFP reports that the 69-year-old billionaire real estate mogul was unrepentant Tuesday December 8 as criticism rained down from the White House and as far afield as Ottawa, London and Cairo, where Egypt’s official religious body Dar al-Iftaa denounced his “extremist and racist” comments.
Trump stood his ground.
And confronted with the charge that extremists would use Trump’s rhetoric as a recruiting tool, the candidate scoffed.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Trump’s proposals were unconstitutional and challenged the mogul’s fellow Republicans to denounce him.