Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn California race, social justice wing of Democrats finally comes of age Sanders to headline progressive 'People's Summit' The Hill's 12:30 Report 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 TrumpDem rep: Nunes acting ‘aggressive,’ ‘unusual’ The Democratic Party playbook must change if liberals are to win the future How Gorsuch's SCOTUS tap is a painful reminder of civic ignorance 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.”