The White House has branded Donald Trump's response to the Israel-Hamas war as "revolting and dangerous".
The former US president called for a new and expanded travel ban on immigrants from certain countries earlier this week in response to the conflict in the Middle East but his inflammatory rhetoric has been blasted by the Biden administration.
White House spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to NBC News: "It is revolting and dangerous to tear people apart right now with cruel poison that undermines our basic values as Americans.
"And no one who praises Iran-backed terrorist groups has any credibility when it comes to protecting our national security from terrorist threats."
Trump has faced heavy criticism - even from Republicans - after he criticised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and praised Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based group designated as a terrorist organisation by the US, as being "very smart".
The maverick politician has since altered his stance by emphasising his support for Israel and backing a harsh approach towards Hamas and those who support the group.
Bates added: "Following the horrific terrorist attacks in Israel, President Biden has been unequivocal: There is no place for hate in America - not against Jews, not against Muslims, not against anyone.
"After the terrorist atrocities in Israel and after the heartbreaking murder of a 6-year-old Palestinian American child this week - a 6-year-old child - this is a moment when all leaders need to come together against hate; against Islamophobia, against antisemitism."
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