White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday said that Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States “disqualifies” him from serving as president.
“What Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president,” Earnest said to reporters at the daily briefing.
He cited the presidential oath of office to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
“And for Republican candidates for president, to stand by their pledge to support Mr. Trump, that in and of itself is disqualifying.”
He also said that the Trump campaign was a “whole carnival barker routine.”
Twitter responded with the trending hashtag #TrumpIsDisqualifiedParty – ranging in participants from high-caliber celebrities to your local neighbors.
How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 8, 2015
Just because Trump is detestable moron doesnt mean he isnt also sinister and dangerous. https://t.co/qIlZe9xODU
— Simon Schama (@simon_schama) December 7, 2015
Trump: I’m okay with golf playing Muslims. pic.twitter.com/QtNrj3KZpj
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) December 8, 2015
— Rebecca (@beccavexed) December 8, 2015
— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) December 8, 2015
— Michelle (@deadpotters) December 8, 2015
Florida Mayor Bans Trump
Rick Kriseman, the mayor of St Petersburg – a city of 253,000 in Florida, has suddenly found himself very popular.
His tweet was reposted over 13,000 times, and “liked” 15,000 times.
He seems to have struck a nerve…
I am hereby barring Donald Trump from entering St. Petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps.
— Rick Kriseman (@Kriseman) December 8, 2015