Trump Supporter Calls For “Getting Rid” Of Muslims, The Donald Just Nods His Head
Color me utterly unsurprised that a supporter of Donald Trump — who made headlines as the chief celebrity birther — thinks President Obama is a Muslim, that Muslims are this country’s “biggest problem” and that the United States needs to “get rid of them.” And I am also not at all shocked that Trump did nothing to contradict this racist, Islamophobic moron at his campaign event in Rochester, New Hampshire, last night, that he instead nodded along (albeit a bit uncomfortably) before responding:
“We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things. You know, a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening. We’re going to be looking at that and many other things.”
Trump’s trademark vagueness aside, the top contender for the Republican nomination for President essentially cosigned an extremely dangerous anti-Muslim sentiment and did not dispute the man’s implication that the current leader of the free world was among those we should be “getting rid of.” There are so many layers of NOT FUCKING FIT TO RUN THE GODDAMN COUNTRY within just this brief exchange, I don’t even know what to say.
Also not surprising? Trump’s fellow GOP contenders are being giant ass wimps and haven’t really called him out for not correcting the questioner’s erroneous comments about Obama’s religious affiliation or his, you know, raging racism. Chris Christie pussy-footed around the topic, saying he wouldn’t lecture Trump, but that he would have answered the question differently. Yes, god forbid you put aside your hate for Obama long enough to call out Trump for essentially nodding along as a supporter called for the extermination of Muslims. Can you imagine if someone had asked what the United States was going to do to “get rid of” the Jews?
Look, the Republican party has long been stacked to the brim with racist, Islamophobic hate-mongers, with 16 of them still currently in the running for President of the United States. The crazy thing is, they’re not even trying to hide it anymore. This is gonna be one long campaign. Sigh. [CNN]