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Donald Trump Muslim ban remark: White House urges Republicans to disown Trump.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received widespread condemnation at home and abroad after his call for a ban on Muslims entering the US.

The billionaire blowhard drew the ire of Islamic faithful around the globe — and condemnation from world leaders, New Yorkers, the White House and even his fellow Republicans — over his incendiary call to bar all Muslims from entering the United States. “This is not conservatism,” Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday. “What was proposed (by Trump) is not what this party stands for, and, more importantly, it’s not what this country stands for.” Trump’s increasingly bigoted shoot-from-the-hip proclamations only seem to enhance his poll numbers. White House spokesman Josh Earnest in a media briefing urged Republicans to disown Trump who is in the race to represent them in the 2016 presidential election. Trump was the butt of a string of insults thrown by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who described the tycoon’s rhetoric as ‘offensive bluster’ and claimed he has ‘fake hair.’ Later, Trump sat down for a hastily arranged sit-down ABC News interview with his long-time personal friend Barbara Walters to deny he was a bigot and claimed all the Muslims he knows agree with his ‘common sense’ immigration stance. Trump’s remarks have been widely condemned for fueling anti-Muslim sentiments. “They should say right now that they would not support Donald Trump for president. Muslims are from all over the world, all races, all languages,” said Hanibal Abdul-Mumin, 54, a truck driver from the Bronx. “How is he going to be able to tell who is a Muslim?

Asked by Walters if he thought his controversial policy played directly into the hands of jihadists who want to divide and conquer, Trump denied this and said that in fact he was ‘the worst thing to ever happen to ISIS’. A spokeswoman for Prime Minister David Cameron departed from a tradition of not commenting on American presidential candidates, and said: “The Prime Minister completely disagrees with the comments made by Donald Trump, which are divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong.” London Mayor Boris Johnson dismissed Trump’s comments as “utter nonsense” and said “the only reason I wouldn’t go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.” I last wrote about fear before the federal election, chastising the Harperites for fear mongering on a variety of issues: “We have nothing to vote against but fear itself,” I wrote. But with recent horrific terror attacks in Paris, and in San Bernardino, California and an ideologically linked tube station stabbing in London, England, something has definitely changed in the air.

What he said is disqualifying and any Republican who’s too fearful of the Republican base to admit it, has no business serving as president either,’ Earnest proclaimed. Earnest has said numerous times that if he responded to all of the GOP’s eye-brow raising comments, he’d spend his entire briefing talking about the Oval Office competition instead of the president’s agenda. The New York Times described Americans as “jittery” after the San Bernardino shootings last week, during which 14 people were killed and many others wounded at a holiday party, leaving a nation wondering how a radicalized married Muslim couple with at least aspirational links to Islamic State went on such a horrifying mission. On Tuesday, an imam of a mosque in US said in a video, “What I am worried about is this kind of thought impacting the Americans who doesn’t know us, whose children go to the same school as our children.” Speaking to Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera, Mohammed Magid said, “Some people said the same thing about the Jewish community and some have said the same about former president J F Kennedy, whether he can be trusted or where his loyalties lie. As for his rip on the billionaire’s hair, Earnest said, ‘I guess I was describing why it would be easy for people to dismiss the Trump campaign as not particularly serious.’ ‘Because he’s got a rather outrageous appearance.

America has gone through that before and is going through this now, which it too shall overcome.” Donald Trump had mentioned in his campaign statement that such a ban should stand “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”. “It’s common sense we have to do it,” he had said. “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,” Trump said in the statement. Somehow the idea of a married couple, he with a steady job, she, well-educated, ostensibly busy with her new baby, carrying out this deadly jihadist mission, readying themselves with trips to the firing range, only deepened the fear. It’s mine,’ Trump said during a 2014 National Press Club appearance while yanking it from his head. ‘Would anybody like to inspect?’ In Britain there was outrage at Trump’s claim parts of it had become no-go zones because of Muslim radicalization – and calls for him to be banned from the country, an unprecedented measure against a mainstream politician from the United Kingdom’s closest ally.

I’m a person with common sense.” Trump defended himself by invoking the detention camps for Japanese-Americans set up during World War II by President Franklin D. He boasted on Twitter about a poll showing 68% of his supporters would vote for him as an independent, and he predicted there would be “many more” massacres like the 9/11 terror attacks if the U.S. does not protect itself. “Wow, what a day.

Before Trump outrageously went full out with his Muslim ban proposal, many politicians — in America, most of the GOP presidential candidates, or in France, the Front National party leader Marine Le Pen — had already moved to stoke up the fear of terrorists, of immigrants, of refugees. Ryan spoke hours after a defiant Trump doubled down in a series of morning television show interviews, saying the country was ‘at war’ and could not afford another 9/11.

Never mind that Trump was immediately condemned by other GOP contenders, historians (he’s “despicable” said author David Brinkley) and political commentators, one of whom told CNN that “Donald Trump is the taxi driver whose cab you hope never to have to get into in New York City” so toxic are his views. He was very direct and very strong.’ Matt Salmon of Arizona told reporters that Ryan told the weekly closed-door meeting of the House GOP that Trump’s proposal would violate at least two constitutional amendments. Trump said he would not put Muslims in internment camps and clarified today that American citizens who follow Islam would not be prevented from coming and going, only foreigners. Even watching inane cable commentators ask “has Trump gone too far?” produced a level of fear in me I haven’t felt before — and I’m not Muslim. He refused to say whether he thought internment camps were a violation of America’s values. however, and would not say how long he expected his ban to remain in place.

He offered both reassurances that his government was already doing everything it could to thwart the deadly (and changing) jihadism confronting all countries, and noble words: “Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear.” His critics called him weak. Fear of one thing — a homegrown radicalized jihadi attack — leads to another — refugees from Syria — then to another — a woman, in a hijab, with a baby. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican running for president, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination, both called Trump’s ban ‘dangerous’. Or as someone who lives in Paris told me recently: “At some point you come to an agreement with yourself to stop being so frightened.” How else would you go to another concert, or sit laughing in a packed café again? Since the Paris terrorist attack last month other leading Republican 2016 candidates, including Ben Carson and Ted Cruz, have introduced plans to keep Syrian refugees out of the country.

What shocked me most about Trump — I forced myself to listen to him several times — was how ignorantly careless his language was, how incendiary, how false.

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