In a Monday-morning appearance on "Fox & Friends," Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama for saying the US must continue to be open to accepting refugees, even after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.
Obama said in a weekend address that America's "openness to refugees fleeing ISIL's violence" is an important weapon in the US arsenal for fighting violent extremism. The terrorist group ISIS, which is also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh, has recently targeted Western countries.
"Our most important partners are American Muslims," Obama said. "That's why we have to reject any attempt to stigmatize Muslim-Americans and their enormous contributions to our country and our way of life."
Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, called Obama's comment's "disgraceful" and reiterated his calls for increased border security.
"I can't even believe that he's saying it. It's inconceivable that he's saying it," Trump said. "Open borders, everything he said there is absolutely, you would almost say it's disgraceful — you can't even imagine that a man could make those statements, especially a president of this country."