We knew this would happen. Along with the outrage over Donald Trump’s call for a “complete and total shutdown” on Muslims entering the United States — now here come the anticipated calls for the candidate to drop out.Most notably from the White House, who’s calling Trump not qualified to be president, while taking the opportunity to diss Trump’s “fake hair.” (Because nothing says “this is serious” like dissing someone’s hair.)
Let that sink in for a moment. The White House, speaking on behalf of the current president, is calling on a candidate to drop out of the presidential race. Stunning.As the Washington Times reports:
“What Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who also ridiculed Mr. Trump for his “fake hair” and compared him to a “carnival barker.”If you asked me, Josh Earnest’s ridiculing of a presidential candidate for “fake hair” disqualifies him from being taken seriously as a White House spokesman. But of course, Josh not-so-Earnest stopped being taken seriously some time ago…
“The Trump campaign for months now has had a dustbin-of-history quality to it,” Mr. Earnest said.
He said the first thing a president does upon taking the oath of office is “to swear an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” and that Mr. Trump’s proposal would violate that oath.Anyone else find the White House’s citing of defending the Constitution laughable, considering President Obama’s own record of trampling on it? Suddenly the religious freedom the White House has felt free to stomp on when it comes to Christians is important to the White House. Next thing we know President Obama will being signing an executive order to ban Trump from the ballot — because that’s just how he rolls. (I know, some of you will remind me not to give him any ideas…)
In the wake of the Islamic State-inspired massacre in California, the Republican frontrunner on Monday called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
President Obama, in an address to the nation Sunday night, called on Americans not to discriminate against Muslims or take other hostile actions that would alienate them.Mr. Earnest said other Republican presidential candidates “should say right now that they will not support Donald Trump for president.”
“Any Republican who’s too fearful of the Republican base to say it… has no business serving as president either,” he said. “Are they going to be dragged into the dustbin of history along with Donald Trump?”
Ummm, hey Josh, maybe you missed this little bit of info we reported on yesterday. So it turns out that Muslim American institutions actually are providing just about ZERO help to U.S. counterterrorism efforts. And in fact are kinda getting in the way sometimes. But I’m betting you already knew that — though of course the facts do get in the way of an otherwise good talking point there.
In addition to the White House, Republicans such as Paul Ryan and Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla. — and a Jeb Bush supporter) are calling for Trump to drop out. Isn’t calling on people to boycott or drop out a rather liberal thing to do? True conservatives typically let the free market take care of things, don’t they?
And in this case, that would be letting the American PEOPLE decide who they want for the GOP nominee — and for president. Sorry, guys, it’s not up to you to decide. Even you, Emperor Obama.
And I will say once again, while you might not agree with all of his rhetoric around the topic, what’s unreasonable about Trump’s insistence that we put a *temporary* halt on things “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]