Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh offered a defense Wednesday for GOP front-runner Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the United States, saying on his radio program that critics of the casino tycoon are on the same page as Hamas.

"Hamas is a terrorist group. Do you know that Hamas came out in opposition to Trump's statement?" the radio host asked in a note on his official Facebook page. "That puts the Republican Party, the Democrat Party, and everybody else in the establishment and Obama on the same side Hamas is on."

Trump's team announced this week that he is, "Calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what's going on."

"Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life," the candidate's group said in a statement.

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