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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Blames Obama For Trump's Proposed Muslim Ban

Sure, why not.

On Tuesday's edition of "Fox & Friends," co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck blamed -- guess who? -- President Barack Obama for Donald Trump's recent proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the country. If Obama were a more forceful leader, she reasoned, Trump wouldn't have to make such statements in the first place. 

"Why don’t we have a leader in place that would actually make us feel safe about terrorists, so we didn’t have to go to the extremes and [say], 'You, you believe this -- well, you’re not coming into our country?'" Hasselbeck said.

Co-host Brian Kilmeade agreed.

"That's a great point, because I think people saw the speech Sunday and they said, 'Wait a second, who's got our back?'" Kilmeade said, referring to the president's live address from the Oval Office about combating terrorism. "He's spending most of the speech saying what we're not going to do to fight them."

Hasselbeck, who will be leaving Fox News at the end of this year, did say earlier in the segment that she found Trump's proposal alarming.

"It is interesting though -- unprecedented -- that religion would be a defining moment there, for someone to enter or not into this country,” she said. “And that’s what I think so many people have an issue with.”

The "Fox & Friends" co-hosts also highlighted the remarks of other Republican presidential hopefuls who have denounced Trump's proposal:

You can watch the "Fox & Friends" clip above.

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