After hearing about his plan, "Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and politico Huma Abedin shared their outrage on Twitter and through email. Abedin wrote in a mass email, “I’m a proud Muslim — but you don’t have to share my faith” to know “my disgust.”
How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 8, 2015
Seth Meyers joked on his late-night show, “If he's elected, any Muslims trying to enter the country will probably be trampled to death by all the people leaving the country.”
When Emily VanCamp was asked about his plan, she told “Extra’s” Charissa Thompson, “I think that’s just… that’s ridiculous. It’s a bit of a circus, I’m sorry."
Trump said last night at a rally in South Carolina, "Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life."
On Tuesday morning, the Republican candidate spoke with "Good Morning America’s” George Stephanopoulos to defend his proposal. He reiterated, “Something has to be done. What I'm doing is I’m calling, very simply, for a shut-down of Muslims entering the United States — and here’s a key — until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. They don’t know… If a person is a Muslim, and goes overseas and comes back, they can come back. They're a citizen — that's different. But we have to figure things out.” Watch!