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Donald Trump shrugs off comparisons to Hitler

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shrugged off comparisons to Hitler on Tuesday after he called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."

Plan to bar Muslims from entering U.S. brings criticism, comparisons to Nazi leader

Page one of Tuesday's Philadelphia Daily News featured Donald Trump waving to a crowd at a political rally and the headline 'The new furor.' (Philadelphia Daily News/Twitter )

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shrugged off comparisons to Hitler on Tuesday after he called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." 

In a phone interview with George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, Trump was characteristically blunt about such criticisms. 

Trump referred here to Franklin Roosevelt's ordered internment of 100,000 Japanese-American civilians during the Second World War. 

On MSNBC, the subject of Japanese internment also came up. 

The interviews on four major American morning news shows came after Trump on Monday called for the ban on Muslims entering the U.S. "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." 

This prompted many comparisons to the Nazi leader Adolph Hilter in news media and social media. 

One of the most blatant was the front page of the Philadelphia Daily News and its headline pun on Hitler's title "fuehrer." 

A similar photo was used in the Times of Israel. 

And the news website Mondoweiss went with this picture. 

There were many columnists, commentators and others comparing Trump to Hitler on Twitter. 

This isn't the first time that Trump has faced questions about his thoughts on Hitler's politics. 

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