A Florida mayor has banned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from his city in response to Trump’s Islamophobic call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman tweeted on Monday night that he is barring Trump from his city “until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps.”
I am hereby barring Donald Trump from entering St. Petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps.— Rick Kriseman (@Kriseman) December 8, 2015
The tongue-in-cheek tweet plays off of Trump’s bigoted policy announcement to bar Muslims from the U.S. “until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses."
Trump has received widespread criticism and condemnation for his policy actions from the left and right alike.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders denounced Trump’s grotesque statement on Twitter, and even former Vice President Dick Cheney reprehended the real estate mogul's proposal in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday.
"I think this whole notion that somehow we can just say 'no more Muslims.' just ban a whole religion goes against everything we stand for and believe in," Cheney said.
House Speaker Paul Ryan also slammed Trump for his proposal, saying that "What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for and more importantly it is not what this country stands for."
House Speaker Paul Ryan had the perfect response to Donald J. Trump's anti-Muslim proposal.Posted by INSIDER on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Trump’s divisive policy announcement has stirred anti-Trump sentiment overseas as the United Kingdom's government considers banning the zealous billionaire from the country.
Yet, as expected, the racist, sexist Islamophobe is not backing down from his proposal despite fervent backlash.
"I have common sense. I know what has to be done, and we don't want to have a situation like Paris. And we don't want to have another World Trade Center," he told CNN's Chris Cuomo on New Day.
"They want our buildings to come down; they want our cities to be crushed," he said. "They are living within our country. And many of them want to come from outside our country."
Trump’s fascist, Hitler-esque notions have alienated him not only from entire groups of people like Muslims, but has even isolated him from his own party (the epicenter of fear mongering) as Republicans refuse to get behind his ludicrously xenophobic ideals.
“You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell," Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview with CNN's New Day on Tuesday.
His egregious antics have quickly turned the media clown from a running joke to America’s most hated man as the world unites against him.
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