A top Senate Republican has admitted Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States is a “huge mistake" that would fuel terror recruitment in the United States.

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Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrOvernight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Sanders mounts staunch defense of 'Medicare for All' | Biden, Sanders fight over health care heats up | House votes to repeal ObamaCare 'Cadillac Tax' | Dems want details on fetal tissue research ban Top North Carolina newspapers editorial board to GOP: 'Are you OK with a racist president?' Hillicon Valley: Senate bill would force companies to disclose value of user data | Waters to hold hearing on Facebook cryptocurrency | GOP divided on election security bills | US tracking Russian, Iranian social media campaigns MORE (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that the move could damage vital alliances in the region.

“I think this sends the wrong message to people that have to be part of our partnership for a solution," Burr said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation." 

"Yes, it does serve as fuel [for recruitment]."

He argued that many Muslims have served as interpreters in Iraq and Afghanistan and have lost their lives or been injured while working alongside U.S. troops.

Only three countries have participated in all five of the last coalition battles around the world, Burr said, one being the United Arab Emirates.

“How do you tell the Bahrani pilots that fly, the Saudi pilots that fly, the Emirati pilots you’re good enough to fight against ISIL but you’re not good enough to come to the United States?" Burr asked, using an alternate acronym for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

But Burr said he is more concerned about the radicalization of those who are already in the United States, adding that Trump's comments will ramp up those tensions.