He’s raising the rhetoric. The Republican presidential frontrunner issued a polarizing policy statement, calling for a temporary ban on all Muslims entering America, including refugees and even tourists. The billionaire said he based his stance on what he called hatred ”beyond comprehension” from a significant portion of Muslims toward Americans, doubling down on the notion during a South Carolina rally. The proposal was dismissed even by his conservative 2016 rivals, including Ted Cruz. However, some critics acknowledged Trump’s declaration may further elevate his polls numbers in the wake of last week’s mass shooting in California.