Spike Lee warned Tuesday that Donald Trump's prescription for immigrants and Syrian refugees are comparable to policies pursued by the Nazis decades ago.

The outspoken director was responding to the statistic that of the more than 780,000 refugees who have entered the U.S. since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, only three have been proven to have terrorism links.

"But you know what Trump's saying: 'They're thinking about it!,"' he told The Daily Beast's Marlow Stern on Tuesday. "And he wants to close down mosques now. That's like the Nazis. That's like Hitler, Mussolini, the Axis Powers. You can't do that!"

Lee went on to blast the way the refugee crisis has been discussed in relation to terrorism perpetrated by Muslims.

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