The Big Bad Donald has huffed and puffed and blown the GOP’s straw-thatched cover.
Trump gave up the party yesterday when he called for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States, including American citizens returning from abroad. While this may be the most blatant fascism we’ve seen from any Republicans so far, it’s just one of many anti-Muslim policies the field has laid out. The only problem is Trump didn’t use the standard dog-whistle approach this time. According to the Associated Press,”While Trump’s rhetoric may be more bombastic and his proposals more aggressive, his rivals have proposed their own ideas for keeping tabs on Muslims in the United States and blocking those who want to come here.”
Trump says he isn’t bothered by the growing number of comparisons to Hitler, and his supporters don’t seem to want him to back down. Will the GOP really keep bashing its presidential frontrunner? The same frontrunner so many Republicans were praising for his anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies just a little bit ago?
The Republican Party is the Party of Trump:
- All of the Republican presidential candidates have signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee whether or not that is Donald Trump.
- Ben Carson has said he doesn’t think a Muslim should be president and compared Syrian refugees to “rabid dogs.”
- Senator Ted Cruz wants to ban Syrian Muslims from coming into the country.
- Jeb Bush has said we should only allow Syrian Christians into the United States, proposing a religious test refugees would have to pass before entering.
- When asked about closing mosques, Senator Marco Rubio said we should close down “any place where radicals are being inspired.”
- Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has agreed to support the Republican nominee even if it means supporting Donald Trump.
- North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory refused to support a boycott of Trump’s companies. According to Bloomberg, “North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, speaking at the Aspen Institute, said he doesn’t support boycotting Trump’s companies because it’s harms other businesses that work with Trump’s.”
- New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte called Donald Trump’s candidacy “a positive thing.”
- Ohio Senator Rob Portman agreed that Donald Trump is qualified to be president and that he would support Trump if he wins the nomination.
- Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson compared himself to Trump, saying “I think what’s resonating about Donald Trump… is appealing about my candidacy.”
- Florida Senate candidate Ron DeSantis has “received contributions from Trump.”
- Florida Senate candidate Todd Wilcox called Trump “a masterful entertainer.”
- Nevada Senate candidate Joe Heck agreed that Trump’s stance against birthright citizenship should “be part of the discussion.”
- On Friday, Senator Pat Toomey will benefit from the Pennsylvania GOP’s fundraiser with Donald Trump.
- North Carolina Senator Richard Burr said, “Donald Trump has done a tremendous job. I think Donald Trump has brought a level of passion to running for office that I’m delighted to see.”
- Arizona Senator John McCain said he will support Trump if he’s the Republican nominee.