A Low and Nasty Plan From Trump
By The Denver Post Editorial Board
POSTED: 12/07/2015 06:12:27 PM
Donald Trump has taken what for him is merely the logical final step in his descent into the fever swamp of demagoguery over Muslims, here and abroad.
On Monday he called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” according to a campaign press release.
He means tourism, too, in case you were wondering.
But of course Trump himself already thinks he knows what is “going on”: Muslims — including those who live here — hate America and can’t be trusted.
“Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension,” Trump is quoted in the release as saying. “Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine.”
It would be tempting to believe that Trump’s latest broadside on Muslims is merely a sign of his slippage in some polls. Ominously, however, CNN reported Monday that “Donald Trump’s support continues to grow among those who say they are likely to participate in February’s Iowa presidential caucuses.”