"That's not the America we want," he said. "It doesn't reflect our democratic ideals. It will make us less safe."
Obama also drew an implicit analogy between Trump's call for a ban on Muslim travel and the most "shameful" moments in American history when the government had mistreated its people, adding that then Constitution prohibited religious tests.
"If we ever abandon those values, we would not only make it a lot easier to radicalize people here and around the world, but we would have betrayed the very things we are trying to protect,"
"We are better than that."
To date, Fiscal Year 2016, Obama has brought in 6, 276 Syrian "refugees" into the United States.
To date, 6,243 are Muslim and 23 are Christian.
This is more than 99% Muslim and 0.003% Christian. He intends to bring in more, reaching 10,000 by September 30th, but has now sought businesses to privately bring in many more, skirting the federal number. These businesses often receive various government contracts.
He says we are safer with more Muslims and less guns.