Opponents may have have constantly trumpeted that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is a racist, but the man himself made that clear when he recently called for a ban on all Muslims netering the United States in the wake of recent California shootings.
?Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country?s representatives can figure out what is going on,? the campaign press release stated, according to CNN. The United States government immediately reacted to Trump?s statement as ?un-American.?
His statement comes in the wake of the deadly mass shooting that occurred in San Bernardino, California. ?Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine,? Trump shared in a statement.
?Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attack by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,? he added.
In an additional statement Lewandowski gave to CNN, Trump said that ?great surveillance and vigilance must be adhered to.? He also added, ?We want to be very fair but too many bad things are happening and the percentage of true hatred is too great. People that are looking to destroy our country must be reported and turned in by the good people who love our country and want America to be great again.?
Trump then stated that the policy would not be applied to the Muslims currently residing in the U.S., in an interview with Fox News. ?I have Muslim friends, Greta, and they?re wonderful people. But there?s a tremendous section and cross-section of Muslims living in our country who have tremendous animosity,? he said. ?It does not apply to people living in the country, except we have to be vigilant.?
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