December 16, 2015 5:00 pm

Trudeau calls Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Muslims ignorant

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses world leaders at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.

AP Photo/Michel Euler

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says U.S. presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Muslims is ignorant and irresponsible.

Trudeau said Wednesday painting the Islamic State Group with a broad brush that extends to all Muslims “is not just ignorant, it’s irresponsible.”

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Trump has called for a temporary ban of Muslims from entering the U.S. in the wake of attacks in Paris and California.

Trudeau says it’s important for the prime minister to have a relationship with whomever Americans elect but when asked about Trump at a town hall he said he stands firmly against the politics of fear, division, intolerance and hateful rhetoric.

Trudeau says scaring people doesn’t make them safer and noted he had a strong stance against the previous Canadian government’s use of identity politics.

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