Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Clip shows Larry David and Bernie Sanders reacting after discovering they're related For now, Trump dossier creates more questions than answers MORE said that he would do everything he can to prevent a President Trump from banning Muslims from entering the country. 

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“As a United States senator, I will do everything in my power to make sure that absurd, hateful proposal never occurs,” he said on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” Friday. 

Sanders laughed when Maddow pointed out that the newly elected mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, would not be allowed in the country under Trump’s temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. But he said on a serious note that “of course” Trump’s rise to becoming the GOP’s presumptive nominee has hurt the country. 

Sanders said Trump is alienating Hispanics and Muslims all over the world.

“He is managing to antagonize large sections of this planet against the United States. That is unacceptable, that is incredibly destructive, and that is why this guy will not become president,” Sanders said.

Sanders said that he would do everything he can to keep Trump from the Oval Office. 

"Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE represents a whole lot that I passionately hate. And I will do– if I’m not the candidate, I will do everything I can to make sure that Donald Trump does not become president of the United States," he said. "I think he would be a disaster for this country in so many ways.”