U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering America as "endanger[ing] national security."
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Speaking with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Kerry said the comments were "against our constitution" and "exhibit a willingness to discriminate against a religion" as part of the race for the presidency.
"It seems to me that Mr. Trump's statement is wholly and totally without recognition of the true American spirit and values and certainly tolerance," Kerry said in an interview to Stephanopoulos.
Last week, after a number of Israeli lawmakers joined international condemnations of the statement made by Trump, with Netanyahu also issuing a condemnation, though he fell short of canceling his meeting with Trump, a move Trump later later did himself.
Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper that Netanyahu "modestly condemned" his statement adding that he "thought it was sort of inappropriate that he condemned them, but that's OK. He wanted to condemn them, that's what he does."