In One Quote, Angelina Jolie Just Tore Donald Trump Apart for His Anti-Muslim Bigotry

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Angelina Jolie, a special envoy of the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees, might not be outwardly endorsing a candidate at the moment, but she's certainly making it abundantly clear who she does not wish to see become the 45th president of the United States. 

The actress, director and activist slammed Donald Trump for his divisive rhetoric surrounding religious diversity during Monday's BBC event in London, while offering her own vision for what America could be. 

Angelina Jolie visits the Moria refugee camp
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"To me, America is built on people from around the world coming together for freedoms, especially freedom of religion," Jolie said. "So it's hard to hear this is coming from someone who is pressing to be an American president."

Though Jolie is consistently outspoken on human rights issues, she typically remains under the radar in regards to presidential elections in the United States. Her statement follows months of controversial statements from the leading GOP candidate and a proposed ban to block all Muslims from entering American borders — including Muslim-Americans. 

Jolie has been an active voice in the refugee and migrant crises impacting Europe and abroad. "We cannot manage the world through aid relief in the place of diplomacy and political solutions," Jolie said while visiting a Syrian refugee camp. "We should never forget that for all the focus on the refugee situation in Europe at this time, the greatest pressure is still being felt in the Middle East and North Africa, as it has for each of the last five years."

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Correction: May 16, 2016
A previous version of this story misstated which president Donald Trump is campaigning to be. If elected, Trump would take office as the 45th president of the United States. Also, an earlier version misstated Angelina Jolie's role with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Jolie is a special envoy for refugee issues with the UNHCR. 

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