The White House publicly denounced Donald Trump as a presidential candidate on Dec. 8 when Press Secretary Josh Earnest called his Dec. 7 anti-Muslim statement ‘disqualifying.’ Here’s what we know.
Donald Trump, 69, has officially gotten on the White House’s bad side on Dec. 8. Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke out about Donald’s plan to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S., calling the statement “disqualifying.” Here’s the scoop.
Democrats and Republicans alike were appalled on Dec. 7 when Donald released a statement saying that he wants to ban all Muslim people – including American citizens currently outside of our borders – from entering the United States. After ignoring Donald’s antics for most of his campaign, the White House has finally had enough. “What he said is disqualifying,” said Press Secretary Josh Earnest at a press conference. He also called the plan “entirely inconsistent with the values enshrined in our Constitution.”
On top of that, Josh thinks it’s time for all of the Republican presidential candidates to withdraw any support from The Donald. “The question now is about the rest of the Republican Party and whether or not they’re going to be dragged into the dust-bin of history with him,” he said. On top of that, he sees refusal to denounce Donald as total incompetence. “If they are so cowed by Mr. Trump and his supporters that they are not willing to stand by the values enshrined in the Constitution, then they have no business serving as president of the United States themselves.”
During the very first GOP debate, candidates were asked to pledge their allegiance to the party, meaning that they agree to support whoever gets the Republican nomination, even if it isn’t them. All current candidates besides Donald agreed, but a few may now be changing their minds. After Donald’s anti-Muslim statement, Jeb Bush tweeted “Donald Trump is unhinged. His “policy” proposals are not serious.” So, perhaps more will follow suit and agree with Josh that they can no longer pledge support of Donald. We sure hope so.
For a lighter take on a very serious issue, people are turning to Twitter to express their joy at the White House’s comment. #TrumpIsDisqualifiedParty reached top trend on Dec. 8, and included tweets about celebrating Donald “being disqualified” from the race. Some are referring to it as an actual party, others as a new political party. Of course, no one can actually be disqualified by the White House for a statement, but it definitely shows the public’s opinion on the matter.
To be fair, 88% of America disqualified Trump before he even entered the race. #TrumpIsDisqualifiedParty
— MATTY ICE (@MattyIceAZ) December 8, 2015
The #TrumpIsDisqualifiedParty is a righteous new body politic that simply doesn't tolerate idiotic racist flabby inflatable losers/their BS
— Aidan Carr (@AidanHCarr) December 8, 2015
— yungliquorice (@yungliquorice) December 8, 2015
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should all of the other GOP candidates withdraw their support from Donald, or is it their job to stand beside whatever candidate gets the nom? Let us know!