Trump is unfazed by comparisons to Hitler

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The number of regrets Donald Trump has about proposing that the U.S. bar all Muslims entering the U.S.? Absolutely zero.

"You're increasingly being compared to Hitler," ABC News' George Stephanopoulos said to the Republican presidential candidate Tuesday on Good Morning America, just a day after Trump announced his plan. "Doesn't that give you any pause at all?"

Trump's response: No.

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Trump explained that his plan is more akin to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "solution for Germans, Italians, Japanese many years ago" during World War II than to Hitler's sinister final solution. The Philadelphia Daily News, however, disagreed:

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"This was a president that was highly respected by all," Trump told Stephanopoulos, defending his plan's comparison to Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066, which the Los Angeles Times reports allowed the military to "remove any or all persons from exclusion zones" and, eventually, led to those people being sent to internment camps. Trump added, "If you look at what [FDR] was doing, it was far worse."

Watch Trump's full exchange with Stephanopoulos below. Becca Stanek

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