Over the course of this election race, it’s remained unclear exactly what type of friend Donald Trump is. But if his ideas about international friendships are anything to go on, we can likely hazard a guess that he’s a pretty crappy one.
London elected its new mayor, Sadiq Khan, on Friday, making him the first Muslim person to hold the position in the city—or that of any major western capital, for that matter.
Hours after explosions tore through the Belgian capital of Brussels, killing dozens of people, Ted Cruz called for police patrols of Muslim neighborhoods in the U.S. “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized,” the presidential candidate said in a statement.
At his Friday rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, the billionaire racist and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump held forth on a variety of policy issues—including the Affordable Care Act, the intransigence of Congress, and Japan’s devaluation of the yen—before diving, headfirst, into an email chain hoax involving Muslims, pig blood, and a World War I-era Army officer. The relevant section starts at 33:00 in the video above; you can listen to secondary audio, captured by Gawker’s Gabrielle Bluestone (and beginning at 8:00), in the SoundCloud player below:
After calling for a “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” yesterday, Donald Trump sat down with Barbara Walters, his personal friend of many years, for an interview on ABC’s World News Tonight. Walters asked Trump the tough questions, like “Do you regret your ban on Muslims, which some people think is un-American?” and “Are you a bigot?”
This morning, Donald Trump made a counterintuitive comparison in order to endear himself to his seething reactionary base: I am like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the famously big-government president who was described as a socialist in his day, he said. To quell his supporters’ fears, he clarified that he wasn’t talking about the good parts of FDR—just the one really, really bad part.