White House press secretary Josh Earnest has announced that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslim immigrants from entering the United States ‘disqualifies him from serving as president’ and has called on Republicans to reject him immediately.
Earnest told the press:
“Now, I know that each of the Republican candidates has already taken an oath pledging to support Donald Trump for president of the United States if he wins the nomination. But the fact is, the first thing a president does when he or she takes the oath of office is to swear an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. And the fact is, what Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president.”
“What he said is disqualifying,” Earnest added. “And any Republican who’s too fearful of the Republican base to admit it has no business serving as president either.”
If you missed it, Trump released a statement on Monday calling for “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims immigrating to the U.S. until “our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
While what Donald Trump said should REALLY disqualify him from the White House, unfortunately there’s nothing in the Constitution that says a presidential candidate can’t be an immoral jacka$$.
It’ll be interesting to see how Trump responds to this.