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George Takei describes Donald Trump's Muslim entry ban as 'chilling'

Sulu has a few choice words for Donald Trump.

George Takei, the actor best known for his role as a Starfleet officer on the original "Star Trek" series, told CNBC that the billionaire White House contender's support for a ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S. was a "chilling" proposal.

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The actor, who has a wide following on social media, appeared on "Squawk Box" to discuss a new Broadway musical, "Allegiance," based on events from his life.

Documented in the musical is the story of Japanese-American families who were displaced in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. As a child, Takei himself was placed in a Japanese internment camp.

Takei said Muslims being ostracized by some groups is no different than what his parents faced during the darkest days of World War II. He and his family were incarcerated "simply because we happened to look like the people that bombed Pearl Harbor."

George Takei with husband Brad Takei attending Independence Day parade in Show Low, Arizona, July 4, 2012.
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George Takei with husband Brad Takei attending Independence Day parade in Show Low, Arizona, July 4, 2012.

The actor added that he extended an invitation to Trump to watch the musical, saying he hopes the real estate mogul "can learn something" from it by watching what it was like for Japanese-Americans who were forced out of their homes.

Polls show that most Americans disapprove of the GOP candidate's proposed plan, which even many Republicans have denounced. Trump, however, has extended his lead in the latest surveys of Republican primary voters.

"Muslims have fought for this country, and died to this country," Takei told CNBC. "He has to understand that."