The demented rich man who was born with a delicious-looking slice of cheesecake instead of a head continued to troll America yesterday with a promise that, when he is president, he will impose an immediate "shutdown" on all Muslims entering the country "until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on." Start your day with a bracing jolt of xenophobic bloodlust with this video of Trump presenting his proposal to Real Americans at the U.S.S. Yorktown in South Carolina:
Thank you to the great crowd at the #USSYorktown in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Listen to the the response from the crowd to my latest proposal - and let me know if you agree with these PATRIOTS?
Posted by Donald J. Trump on Monday, December 7, 2015
Trump's proposal was immediately condemned by The Anti-Defamation League, which called his plan "deeply offensive.... The U.S. was founded as a place of refuge for those fleeing religious persecution, and religious pluralism is core to our national identity. A plan that singles out Muslims and denies them entry to the U.S. based on their religion is deeply offensive and runs contrary to our nation’s deepest values."
Mayor de Blasio also piled on to question Trump's sanity, issuing a statement wondering, "How could the frontrunner for a major party nomination literally be suggesting a religious test on who gets to come into the country? That is a dangerous, dangerous statement. That’s why he must be confronted."
Even Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling recoiled in terror:
How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 8, 2015
This morning, the Donald called into that TV show you sometimes see when you're passing through airports, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe," to blather more about banning Muslims. Incredibly, Trump was too unhinged for even Scarborough to stomach, and the host scolded Trump repeatedly for refusing to answer questions and talking over everyone. Scarborough finally cut to commercial to teach Trump a lesson... then the segment resumed with more Trump.
To be clear, Trump says "you should be afraid." If you're not, you need to watch that video from South Carolina one more time.