"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

That's according to a campaign press release for the Republican presidential frontrunner. With those comments have come a lot of controversy and discussion.

“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,” Trump added on Monday at a speaking event, according to nytimes.com.

Trump, who is a frequent guest on Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren's show "On the Record," went on to further explain his position:

"I have Muslim friends, Greta, and they're wonderful people. But there's a tremendous section and cross-section of Muslims living in our country who have tremendous animosity. It (the ban) does not apply to people living in the country, except we have to be vigilant."

But, the White House and fellow republicans have spent the past two days condemning Trump's comments. Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest called Trump's plan "morally reprehensible" and says it disqualifies him as a serious candidate for the presidency while GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan,during a Capitol Hill briefing, said targeting Muslims would violate America's core values.

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