Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersElection Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas House Dems launching Medicare for All Caucus Let's remove the legal shield from hackers who rob us of our civil rights MORE said that he would do everything he can to prevent a President TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE 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 Trump 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.”