On Monday evening, after proposing a (temporary) ban on Muslims entering the United States, Donald Trump attended the Pearl Harbor Day Rally, at the USS Yorktown, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. “It takes courage to run for president,” Trump said. “Believe me.”
On Iraq, Trump said, “I have a great temperment.” Militarily, the candidate proposed to make the American military so strong that nobody will “mess with us.”
“In many ways, it’s the cheapest thing we can do,” he said.
A protestor interrupted. “Treat her nicely,” Trump said. “That person had a weak voice. Too bad.”
On racial profiling, Trump said, “Give me a break.” He cited a poll from the “very highly respected” Center for Security Policy, progenitors of the “creeping Sharia” theory. (“I know them, actually.”) He warned the crowd about sharia law. “You know what that is,” he suggested.
Most of the media is “disgusting,” Trump said. “Absolute scum. Totally dishonest.”
Then, he brought up the statement released earlier on Monday, which calls for “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
“It’s pretty heavy stuff,” Trump said. “But it’s common sense.”
He read from the statement. The crowd went wild. “We have no choice,” Trump said. “We can’t live like this.”
“It’s gonna get worse and worse.”