White House Says Trump's Muslim Comments Disqualify Him For President

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Reuters
The White House said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for the U.S. to ban Muslims has disqualified him from becoming president.

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 spokesman Josh Earnest said Trump's campaign had a "dustbin of history" quality to it and said his comments were offensive and toxic.

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."

The White House's announcement prompted the hashtag "Trump Is Disqualified Party" to ignite on Twitter. Social media users couldn't contain their excitement at the announcement that Trump's campaign might finally be over.