Trump's Muslim comments disqualify him from presidency: White House

Published: December 8, 2015
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Donald Trump points to a supporter at a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown Memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, December 7, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Donald Trump points to a supporter at a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown Memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, December 7, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON DC: The White House on Tuesday said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s call for the United States to ban Muslims from entering the country disqualified him from becoming president and called on Republicans to reject him immediately.

White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said Trump’s campaign had a “dustbin of history” quality to it and said his comments were offensive and toxic.

Donald Trump calls for barring Muslims from entering US

Earnest said other Republican presidential candidates, who have pledged to support the person who eventually wins their party’s nomination, should disavow Trump “right now.”

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  • curious2
    Dec 9, 2015 - 12:51AM

    He’s finished. A comment stating that additional security from immigrant’s/visitors from countries known for Muslim extremism would have been acceptable – but his comment will offend most American’s. He’s been a time bomb and his time just ran out.Recommend

  • Sizzler
    Dec 9, 2015 - 4:30AM

    Does not matter any more. Muslims have created a fatwa to boycott immigration to the west. Instead they will go to Arabia and make it a superpower.Recommend

  • Zahid
    Dec 9, 2015 - 4:33AM

    Good dicesion welcome move from white houseRecommend

  • Zahid
    Dec 9, 2015 - 4:37AM

    Thank you White HouseRecommend

  • Hamza
    Dec 9, 2015 - 5:33AM

    Trump openly speaks against muslims and immediate backlash causing him to be disqualified… in pakistan mulas can speak anything and everything against the west, shias, ahmedis and no one dares stop them. I admire the decision by white house and respect american culture that always stands up for equality. Recommend

  • Xman
    Dec 9, 2015 - 7:21AM

    He is out of control. Just like the country he wants to run for president in. But ironically, despite of all the blabber, he still most likely will become the POTUS, and the world would do what it does best all the time : watch.Recommend

  • zainulabadin
    Dec 9, 2015 - 7:41AM

    it is really immature to say that if you are a Muslim, you should only be staying in Arab countries or why do you go to west if you don’t like it etc. belonging to a religion doesn’t decide where are you going to or you should live. but yeah as a Muslim it is preferable to me to live in a Muslim. But i don’t want someone else to be deciding it.Recommend

  • Ravindra Sharma
    Dec 9, 2015 - 8:10AM

    At present surcharged circumstances Trump will win and world should be prepared for Trump era .Recommend

  • Malatesh
    Dec 9, 2015 - 8:10AM

    Very unfortunate… He shouldn’t have said that in public at first place.. He should learn from Pakistan..Recommend

  • Dec 9, 2015 - 8:32AM

    @Sizzler LOL.Recommend

  • Basheer DEST
    Dec 9, 2015 - 9:17AM

    @Sizzler:
    There is no difference between you and Trump. The mentality that he reflected is not only rejected but condemned.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 9, 2015 - 10:04AM

    @curious2: A comment or a demand and that too against Muslims will not finish him, instead he will become more popular. Obama’s own approval rate is at a very low level..Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Dec 9, 2015 - 10:15AM

    As it is, few Muslims get new visas to travel to the US anyway. The ones who have gone in the past already have multiple-entry visas and those will get renewed. Recommend

  • Travis
    Dec 9, 2015 - 10:21AM

    How many non-Muslims will feel comfortable sitting next to a veiled/bearded-n-capped Muslim? Personally, I don’t mind but a lot of us will love to get another seat on the plane. If that is not possible, they won’t be doing too much sleeping either.Recommend

  • Obama
    Dec 9, 2015 - 11:18AM

    Serves him right!!!Recommend

  • Fahim
    Dec 9, 2015 - 12:21PM

    I want to see Trump in power. I want to see what American’s potential isRecommend

  • Larrikin
    Dec 9, 2015 - 2:31PM

    @Sizzler: Please reconsider. US will be nothing without Muslims !!Recommend

  • Hellodrsoul
    Dec 9, 2015 - 6:56PM

    Let him (trump) try Hindus. Hindus have put India on progressive course and they ll “perform” good there in America too. LolRecommend

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