Did Obama just address Trump's proposed ban on Muslims

By Naja Rayne
December 11, 2015 12:30 AM

Although President Obama is one of few notable figures who have not responded to Donald Trump‘s proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S., he sent a message to Syrian refugees via a Facebook comment on Wednesday.

Obama left the comment at the end of post on the Humans of New York page, which featured a nameless refugee who is recently learned that he is being relocated to Michigan.

“As a husband and a father, I cannot even begin to imagine the loss you’ve endured,” Obama said. “You and your family are an inspiration. You re part of what makes America great.”

The president’s statements were confirmed to ABC by a White House official.

While his comments did not directly acknowledge Trump’s recent controversial release, welcoming and describing refugees as a “part of what makes America great,” is in stark contrast to Trump’s beliefs.

In a statement released on Monday, Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

The GOP front-runner claimed that research shows “there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population.”

Trump’s release pointed to an online poll from the controversial think tank Center for Security Policy, which claimed 25 percent of Muslims living in the U.S. believe violence against Americans “is justified as a part of the global jihad.”