PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter wants to ban Donald Trump from the city after the Republican presidential candidate called for a national ban on Muslims entering the U.S, and he sounded off during a press conference.
Nutter called Trump’s proposal “flat-out ignorant” and said, “If I had the power, the only banning that would be done is that I would ban him from Philadelphia. We don’t have any room for that kind of stupidity here.”READ MORE: Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
On Monday, Trump proposed stopping Muslims from coming to America “until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses.”READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
His suggested ban was quickly condemned by other Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. The mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, tweeted earlier Tuesday that he also would ban Trump from his city.MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
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