George Takei: Trump would ‘make America disgraced again’
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Actor George Takei disagrees with Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE that the GOP presidential front-runner's call for a ban on Muslim entry into the U.S. is nothing like interning Japanese Americans during World War II.

“What Donald Trump is talking about is something that’s going to make America disgraced again,” Takei said Tuesday on “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts.”


Takei was imprisoned at age 5 in an internment camp in Arkansas during the 1940s. That experience, he said, makes him sensitive to Trump's calls for discrimination.

“It’s ironic that he made that comment on December 7th, Pearl Harbor Day, the very event that put us in those internment camps,” Takei said.

“They found that it was three things that brought it about,” Takei said of the camps. "One was racial hysteria, second was war hysteria and third was failure of political leadership.

“Donald Trump is the perfect example of that failure,” the "Star Trek" performer added.

Trump suggested a temporary freeze on admitting Muslims within the homeland late Monday. He argued that the measure is necessary for preventing violence inspired by radical Islam.

The outspoken billionaire dismissed comparisons with former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his World War II policies.

“I am not proposing that,” Trump said of internment camps on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe." "This is a whole different thing.”