Jolie, who was speaking in London as a representative for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Monday, addressed the remarks, saying, "To me, America is built on people from around the world coming together for freedoms, especially freedom of religion. So it's hard to hear this is coming from someone who is pressing to be an American president."
Last December, the GOP presidential hopeful called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” after deadly terror attacks involving Islamic extremists in California and France. The real estate mogul also previously suggested closing certain mosques in the U.S. and claimed he saw footage of American Muslims cheering after the 9/11 attacks. No such footage has ever been found by any television network.
Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the country came as thousands of Syrian refugees were fleeing their war-torn country. Prior to Trump's statements, President Barack Obama had instructed his administration to prepare for 10,000 refugees to enter the U.S.
Jolie also spoke about the refugee crisis at the BBC-hosted event, comparing the situation to World War II and saying it was "that once-in-a-generation moment when nations have to pull together." The actress added that the efforts to help refugees are "drastically underfunded."
Jolie is the latest star to speak out about Trump and his controversial campaign. George Clooney called the real estate mogul's political success "crazy" and slammed his antics in an endorsement letter for Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence said if Trump wins the presidency, it would be "the end of the world."
Miley Cyrus also spoke out about the former "Apprentice" host, calling him "a fucking nightmare."