Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is calling for a “complete and total shutdown” on Muslims entering the United States.
Trump says in a statement released by his campaign Monday that his proposal comes in response to the level of hatred among “large segments of the Muslim population” toward Americans.
Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says Trump’s proposed ban would apply to “everybody,” including Muslims seeking immigration visas as well as tourists seeking to enter the country.
So no Muslims as migrants or tourists. And presumably no diplomats from other countries can be Muslims so half the embassies must close. Tim Groser is a Muslim, so he would be banned. And no visits from Heads of States that are Muslims. And of course the logical next step is to tattoo Muslims in the US so they can be identified and deported.
You expect this sort of call from the fringe of politics, but not from the leading US contender for the republican nomination.
Trump is going to destroy the Republican Party.
I quote the First Amendment to the US Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
Despite his lead in the polls, he must be recognising he doesn’t have a path to win the nomination, so he is getting desperate.