Donald Trump is not only the frontrunner for the GOP nomination for president of the USA, but a profound racist and troll. He of the epic combover has called to ban all of Muslims from entering the United States during a rally in South Carolina yesterday (Dec. 7).
Reports the New York Times:
Donald J. Trump called on Monday for the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the country until the nation’s leaders can “figure out what is going on” after the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., an extraordinary escalation of rhetoric aimed at voters’ fears about members of the Islamic faith.
A prohibition of Muslims – an unprecedented proposal by a leading American presidential candidate, and an idea more typically associated with hate groups – reflects a progression of mistrust that is rooted in ideology as much as politics.
Saying that “hatred” among many Muslims for Americans is “beyond comprehension,” Mr. Trump said in a statement that the United States needed to confront “where this hatred comes from and why.”
“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,” Mr. Trump said.
The audacity of Trump’s proposal goes without saying, but there is a significant amount of bigots and racist that are surely rallying behind his hatred.
However, the backlash against Trump and his rhetoric has been swift. Will this be enough to get his campaign out the paint?