Trump calls for 'total and complete' ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

Donald Trump is calling on lawmakers to completely ban any and all Muslims from entering the U.S. in order to protect the homeland amid heightened national security concerns.

"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign wrote in a statement released Monday afternoon.

Trump's campaign cited a poll released by the Center for Security Policy in June in which 25 percent of Muslim-Americans agreed with the statement: "Violence against Americans here in the U.S. can be justified as part of the global jihad."

"Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension," Trump himself said in the statement.