Republican front-runner for the upcoming US presidential elections, Donald Trump, on Monday called for the barring of foreign Muslims from entering the United States of America.
Trump, who had earlier called for surveillance against mosques, as well as establishing a database for Muslims living in the US, made his latest proposal in the wake of the mass shooting in California, by suspected ISIS recruits that killed 14 and left many others wounded.
Mixed reactions have since trailed Trump’s highly “un-American” declaration that has left the Republicans in an upheaval with the leadership of the Republican Party choosing to disassociate itself from what has been described as an idea that violates the constitution and goes against all that America stands for.
World Leaders including French Prime Minister, British Prime Minister and a host of celebrities have all kicked against this view with some mayors in the US looking to ban him from entering their towns.
While Muslims living in the US as well as other parts of the world have united against the billionaire’s stance, many of his supporters have shown enthusiasm towards what they propose to be a way of understanding such levels of hatred by ISIS and the threat it poses to America.
The Whitehouse has however, condemned such a proposal which if put in place, negates the Bill of Rights’ protection of freedom of religion, highlighting the contributions of Muslims to the development of the country. According to Whitehouse spokesperson, Josh Earnest, Trump’s statement is enough to disqualify him from serving as President.
Unrepentant, Donald Trump who has been touring studios across the states remained unmoved by the gales of criticisms trailing his proposal, which he admitted was probably politically incorrect before adding: “But. I. Don’t. Care”.
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