Donald Trump’s Muslim ban would not apply to his rich friends.
One of Donald Trump’s most popular — and most unpopular depending on political ideology — plans is his proposed crackdown on Muslim immigration to the U.S. should the current GOP frontrunner go on to win the presidency in the general election.
Trump proposed the temporary halt of all Muslim immigration in order to reduce the risk of radical Islamists entering the United States, but on Wednesday, while campaigning in Wisconsin, Trump revealed that there would some exceptions to his program if elected — his rich Muslim friends — who would receive favorable treatment.
“I have a lot of friends that are Muslim and they call me. In most cases, they’re very rich Muslims, okay?” Trump told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.
“They’ll come in. And you’ll have exceptions,” the bloviating billionaire declared.
Trump explained that by letting his rich foreign Muslim friends into the country to visit America (to spend $$ at his hotels and casinos?) that perhaps they’ll be more likely to go back to the Middle East, put on military uniforms, and fight ISIS.
“I don’t know, maybe they’ll be more disposed to fight ISIS,” the reality TV actor guessed. “Maybe they’ll say, ‘We want to come back into America — we’ve got to solve this problem,'” Trump predicted.
In December of last year, Trump called for a complete ban on Muslim immigration, which unexpectedly caused him to rise in the polls, to the amazement of political pundits.
Being friends with “The Donald,” even for rich, foreign Muslims, has benefits.
Just remember, folks. He’s for the little guy. A billionaire born with a silver spoon in his mouth who can afford to sue and smear his opponents into oblivion is somehow one of us. Not elitist at all, folks. Just keep repeating it.
This has easily been Donald Trump’s worse week and perhaps his worse interview, considering this was during the same interview in which he wanted to punish women for abortions, if made illegal, only to perform a 100 percent flip-flop only two hours later. Add that to the ill-advised attacks on Heidi Cruz’s looks and his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski getting arrested for manhandling a reporter and it all adds up to a train wreck for the “Trump train.”