There is no limit to Donald Trump’s blatant hypocrisy and ignorance.
The boorish billionaire’s vile and detestable comments against everyone who wasn’t born in America, isn’t white and doesn’t practice Christianity have amassed him a legion of bigoted followers. The business mogul has also increasingly drawn comparisons with genocidal Nazi leader Adolf Hitler for inciting racism — and rightfully so, if his recent comment about a religion practiced by some 3 million Americans is any indication.
The former reality TV star sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday and took his fascist rhetoric a few steps further far by claiming “Islam hates us” and implying that it’s “hard to separate” the religion from its radical offshoots.
Of course, the first question here is if Trump actually thinks Islam is a sentient being. Also, hasn’t he already assured his supporters that he indeed has issues with Muslims by proposing to ban them from entering the country?
“There's something there, there's a tremendous hatred there,” Trump continued, in an obvious attempt to pander his “poorly educated” voters and the racist base of the Republican Party. “There's a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There is an unbelievable hatred of us.”
When Cooper pointedly asked if the White House hopeful was referring to Islam itself or factions that are more radical, Trump’s response was quite dismissive.
“You’re going to have to figure that out, OK? You’ll get another Pulitzer, right?” he told the host. “But you’re going to have to figure that out. But there is a tremendous hatred, and we have to be very vigilant. We have to be very careful, and we can’t allow people coming into this country who have this hatred of the United States and of people that are not Muslim.”
For a person who claims to have “many Muslim friends” who think he’s “absolutely brilliant” and has business ties with Arab countries, Trump’s latest remarks are nothing but a proof of his two-facedness.
Watch his complete response in the video above.
Trump is going to incite so much hatred between different groups it is unreal— kenna (@kennagq) March 10, 2016
By setting up war on terror as struggle of West vs Islam, Trump does what ISIS wants. #NeverTrump— Anselm Chukwuani (@AnselmChukwuani) March 10, 2016