Presidential candidate Donald Trump has had a lot to say lately and a good chunk of it isn’t making any sense.
Trump recently stated if he is elected president, he wants mosques under surveillance in light of recent terrorist attacks by ISIS.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe a few weeks ago, Trump stated: “You’re going to have to watch and study the mosques, because a lot of talk is going on in the mosques.”
In addition, Trump plans to force out Syrian refugees that have settled in the U.S., according to a speech he gave to voters during a campaign stop in New Hampshire.
“I’m putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration. If I win, they’re going back,” promised Trump.
According to the Associated Press Fact Check, that promise cannot be fulfilled according to US immigration laws.
“To send them home, Trump’s administration would have to strip the refugees of the legal status that allowed them to travel to the U.S. place,” said the AP article. “Even then, under federal regulations, any refugee would be allowed to protest such efforts in a process that could take at least one month.”
Thank you, Mr. Trump, for your ill-informed judgment calls.
Perhaps Trump was inspired by some of the arguments presented by an unlikely ally, talk show host Bill Maher, who in 2014, commented about Islamic violence and oppression. He ended his show by going after liberals for being silent about the harsh realities many face in Muslim nations.
Religious scholar Reza Aslan appeared on CNN shortly after that episode of Maher’s Real Time aired to answer the question, “Does Islam promote violence?” in response to Maher’s claims.
As Aslan so eloquently states (as shown above), “People are violent or peaceful, and that depends on their politics, their social world, the way they see their communities, the way they see themselves.”
The Republican frontrunner has made countless illegitimate claims. He has attempted to guide the thoughts and opinions of the American people without getting his facts straight. And then, even after numerous sources have proved him wrong, he has refused to own up to his mistakes.
Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman, is unfit to lead our country. It is time that we Americans take a stand against his ridiculous comments and plans, and make sure that Trump never wins office. Because if he does, Lord help us.