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this is "nightline." tonight, the worldwide trump backlash. >> what the hell is going on. >> is his own party turning against him? and the muslim community reacting tonight. muslims? >> barbara walters confronts trump for the first interview proposal. these so-called porch pirates will swipe your gifts right off your doorstep. what you can do to stop them. and how old hunk chris hemsworth transforming himself
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tonight, barbara walters asks donald trump, are you a bigot? after the front-runner made the explosive controversial proposal saying he would ban all muslims from entering america. tonight that plan is creating backlash around the world and fear right here in america's muslim community. here's my nightline co-anchor. >> in the past 24 hours, a bipartisan pylon. >> that's not what this country stands for. >> reporter: all the response to proposal. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> reporter: the republican presidential front-runner calling for a ban just days bernardino. >> we can be politically correct
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community here expressed some outrage. >> my question to donald trump would be, what are you going to do with the 7 million muslims who currently live in the united states? we're entering into fascist political realms here. >> we understand we live in a country that still protects our liberties. but we worry about the direction that the political discourse is headed. >> this rhetoric echoes nazi germany against the jews. >> reporter: the philadelphia daily news drawing a comparison to hitler, and this from his mayor. but still on good morning america, a steadfast trump doubling down, invoking president roosevelt's action against german, and japanese descent. >> this was a president highly respected by all. he did the same thing. if you look at what he was doing, it was far worse. i mean, he was talking about the germans, because we're at war. we are now at war. >> reporter: and when asked
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>> the new furor over donald trump, you're increasingly being compared to hitler. does that give you any pause at all? >> no, because what i'm doing is no different than fdr. the germans, italians, japanese, you know, many years ago -- >> you're for internment camps? >> this is a president who was highly respected by all. he did the same thing. >> he understands this great fear in america, especially among his voteders. so i think he's saying these things. one, he knows the shock value of them and he knows he'll gain attention. two, he also knows they appeal to his group of voters. >> reporter: trump said he's not calling for internment camps, instead, demanding more scrutiny. >> we have to look at mosques. we have no choice. we have to see what's happening. because something is happening in there. man, it's anger. >> reporter: but it's his statements that have angered many here at home tonight. hillary clinton said his words
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>> instead of bringing us together, he's being so divisive. i just hope that more republicans will join the chorus of condemnation against him. >> reporter: and they did. ted cruz. >> i do not agree with his proposal. i do not think it is the right solution. >> reporter: and lindsay graham -- >> we know how to make america great again. tell donald trump to go to hell. >> reporter: tomorrow's front cover of the "new york daily news," not pulling any punches. but many trump supporters standing by their man. >> it's a short-term problem. i just think it's going to be good for the safety of the usa. >> the interesting thing about donald trump's voters is this group is bound together by a sense they think america is getting lost and they're anti-immigration. >> reporter: critics say trump's talk is about much more than immigration. >> he's done a variety of things that can only be called racist and bigoted.
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element in our culture. >> reporter: citing a pattern in trump's speeches throughout his campaign. >> when mexico sends their people, they're not sending their best. they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> are you unequivocally ruling out a database on all muslims? >> no, not at all. i want a date a bais for the refugees, if they come in the country. we have no idea who these people are. >> you with excuse away, or explain away any individual, one of those things. but when you look at the totality of what he's been doing over a long period of time, you can only say that he is giving voice to a fringe in america that is full of all kinds of hatreds and paranoia. >> reporter: today during an exclusive interview with abc news' barbara walters, trump reacted to it all. >> do you regret your ban on muslims? which some people think is unamerican. >> not at all. we have to do the right thing. somebody in this country has to
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i have great respect and love, i have people that i have tremendous relationships with. they're muslim. and barbara, they agree with me 100%. >> are you a bigot? >> not at all. probably the least of anybody you've ever met. >> because? >> because i'm not. i'm a person that has common sense. i'm a smart person. i know how to run things. i know how to make america great again. this is about making america great again. >> there are many, even in your own party, who think that isis is going to like your rhetoric. that your words are putting us in greater danger. >> i'm the worst thing that's ever happened to isis. >> reporter: some fear his words may fuel the anti-muslim sentiment after the attacks in san bernardino. last week i spoke with the director of the mosque where one of the shooters attended. >> there seems to be in some corners of the country people
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with a suspicious eye. >> that has nothing to do with the individuals. >> i think reasonable people, right? they know that. he went on to say, their community is just as concerned about radicalization. >> since 9/11, we made the heads of the household of each family to be the one who was responsible to watch over his children, and see what they are doing, what they are looking into in their computer, and where do they go, things like that, you know. >> reporter: when one couple came to him concerned about their 20-year-old son -- did you think about calling the police? >> no. but that incident, to be honest with you, i consulted the fbi. >> reporter: this past weekend a surveillance camera caught a person tossing a pig head from a car in front of a philadelphia
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few weeks ago, a torn-up koran found not far from ayman asari teaches a muslim high school. >> they're carrying the weight shoulders. they have to be exceptionally careful about how they speak to others, because somebody might >> reporter: her students speaking out about the daily. >> i'm used to hearing things like, go back to your country. just really discriminatory phrases like that. i'm kind of sick of hearing it. because this is my country. i was born and raised in america. and i consider myself an american. >> donald trump, he really needs to understand that not all muslims are bad people. there's a lot of us that are normal people, normal citizens in america. >> my teachers told me specifically, to not only keep our heads up high, and stand up against such political rhetoric,
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negative bigotry against islam. make one message clear. >> we are inviting the greater american community to remember, we're with you. we are americans. we will fight for our country. we will fight for peace. >> reporter: for "nightline," new york. next, how to outsmart the so-called porch pirates, the grinches stealing holiday presents right off your doorstep. and later, superstar chris hemsworth tells us how he lost an extreme amount of weight for his new movie "in the heart of the sea." ris bosh. when i was sidelined with blood clots in my lung, it was serious. fortunately, my doctor had a game plan. treatment with xarelto . hey guys! hey, finally, somebody i can look up to... ...besides arnie. xarelto is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there's limited information on how xarelto and warfarin compare
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the holidays, as we know, can bring out the worst in some people. you've got your gifters, black friday ball friday brawlers. but none of that compares to the people we're about to show you. they're called porch pirates. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: it's the most wonderful time of the year, but for some, the holiday cheer is being snatched by grinches lurking nearby. across the country, police are working to thwart those scrooges, thieves who swipe packages right off front porches. >> we're in a local neighborhood here. city of rancho kor dovea. >> reporter: they go undercover and drop off a bait package to catch suspected thieves. >> this is a problem. thieves prey, they follow around delivery trucks. they wait for them to leave. and then they steal the precious packages.
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suppression unit has implemented a high-tech solution. this package actually contains a tiny gps unit. >> the gps tracking device would not be identifiable to the thief. >> reporter: the unit's officers go undercover dressed as deliverymen working with area residents and businesses to track down the potential thief, and if the package is picked up -- >> we pull up the device on the computer screen. as soon as it moves, we can determine what direction it's going and where it's going. >> reporter: a whopping 10% of americans say they've been a victim of package theft. more and more of those sticky-fingered thieves are caught on security cameras by savvy homeowners. this season, over 1.4 billion packages will be shipped, a 10% increase from last year. just last week, a man drove up to this california home, taking a package, and putting it in his car, and then stealing two oranges right off the tree.
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snatched two packages before driving away. and who can forget this grinch from last year. virginia. peeking in the door, trying the handle, and casually taking holiday packages right off ryan and marty root's door steps. what was in the packages? >> a soccer ball and some plastic cars. >> so your kids' christmas gifts? >> correct. >> that is low down. >> reporter: she doesn't stop at the toys. she actually swiped the wreath. right off the front door. >> the lady took your wreath. that is crazy. who takes a breathe? >> it's funny now. but i could have killed her. >> reporter: ryan coupled the power of surveillance cameras with social media to take down this unlikely scrooge. >> this is the second camera. >> reporter: thanks to the high-tech security camera which includes four cameras around his house, ryan was able to go right
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>> here it is. while i'm watching this, i'm expecting to see a guy here. you see a female obviously. then you see she goes out to the driveway. puts the packages in the trunk of her bmw. >> reporter: that's right, the getaway car, a beamer. >> you don't expect someone to drive up with a bmw. >> well-dressed, older later. i was thinking, she just had her highlights done. >> reporter: he showed it off to a wider audience. >> i knew if i put it on facebook, someone would know who it was. i put it on tuesday morning. by tuesday night we basically had her. >> how many views did you get that day? >> around a half a million. >> wow! >> in one day. >> reporter: ryan root and his family were out of town for thanksgiving. the story got so much attention online and local media, within 24 hours the 63-year-old deborah davis turned herself into police. >> she comes down and talks to us and said it was a prank, but got the wrong house.
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discovered her story was a lie. they found something else out, too. >> she also went outside around the house and said she urinated in the bushes. she said that she needed to use the restroom and was trying to get in the house for that purpose. >> that explains why she tried the handle both in the front and the back? >> that's what she said. >> reporter: deborah davis pled guilty to attempted burglary. and just this past september was sentenced to two years supervised probation and 52 days community service. she ended up becoming probably the most infamous suspect in all of west virginia. >> yes. people called her the grinch. >> reporter: we wanted to know davis. i can hear you talking to the dogs behind the door. why did you take those packages?
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davis ultimately returned the root family packages just in time for christmas. the roots have since moved to a new home, and say so far this year, all of their packages have arrived safely. >> that's right. >> reporter: what can you do to protect your packages from these so-called porch pirates? experts say to schedule be home. if you won't be there, they all have tools to track your packages and reschedule, or divert deliveries. always require a signature, and consider installing lights, or surveillance systems. some sound advice to make sure all these gifts get under the tree, and out of the hands of those greedy grinches. for "nightline" ," i'm matt gutman in west virginia. up next here, an extreme transformation for people's 2014
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minimum wage, get equal pay for women, cut taxes for the middle class, and new incentives for business to share profits with employees instead of just rewarding ceos. those at the top are doing just fine. it's your family that needs a raise. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. finally tonight, it's hard for any regular guy to feel badly for chris hemsworth. super hero, superstar, and sexiest man alive. but what did he have to go through for his latest movie did make me feel a little sorry for him. a little. you know him as the brauny super hero thor.
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by ron howard, and called "in the heart of the sea," chris hemsworth undergoes a body transformation, dropping an estimated 30 pounds to portray a starving and shipwrecked sailor. how did you do that? >> i just didn't eat a whole lot. throughout the shoot, we would reduce the calories down, down, down, until we were at about 500, 600 calories. i can't say i want to do it again. i read things now, and if it pass. >> hemsworth plays a first mate on a whaling ship attacked by a white whale. hemsworth learned how to run a ship to make it look authentic. >> as i understand it, you spent time training in sailing and >> yes. how to navigate your way around the ship.
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crow's nest when we did that helicopter shot of you? the seas were really rocking. >> ron, i will ask the questions. >> oh. >> no, i'm kidding. >> i remember you saying fine, no worries. i climbed up there, and it was like incredibly intimidating. i was just trying to look heroic. white knuckling it. >> back on land and in real life, "people" magazine's former sexiest man alive, gave up living in hollywood for a more private existence in his native australia with his wife and their three young children. >> i just wanted to, you know, have an environment for my kids, but for us that was not just felt like work. >> speaking as a new father myself, you have a quote that i read recently that resonated with me. and that i found profoundly reassuring. you said the first sign of a good father is worrying about
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>> i think your intentional goal is to be a good father. and you have a fear of not being that. and that's all in the right direction. you're constantly questioning what you're doing. and you've never been handed such a responsibility before. and say, well, here's a life. the most rewarding thing, most challenging thing. it makes you feel alive. >> a proud father. and in the heart of the sea will be in theaters this friday, december 11th. thank you for watching abc news. tune in to "gma" first thing in the morning. thanks again for watching and good night. >> a man threatens the clerk at this store in franklin. surveillance.
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