Let's talk Donald Trump


By: Ashwini Selvakumaran

Donald, Donald, Donald.

Donald Trump has been making a lot more headlines this week, and I'll be honest I've been out of the loop. With an essay due in a week and two tests needing to be written, the news was far from my list of concerns.

So what did he actually do this time?

Donald Trump believes America should ban Muslims from entering the country. He said they should be banned "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on".

His campaign manager said that would apply to "everybody" - would-be immigrants and tourists. But Mr. Trump told Fox News it would "not apply to people living in the country", adding that Muslims serving in the US military would "come home".

Trump's statement was delivered as America deals with the deadliest terror attack since 9/11.

Last week a Muslim couple, believed to have been radicalised, opened fire and killed 14 people at a health centre in San Bernardino. (Read my article about it here).

According to CBC news, "Canadian politicians have given a thumbs down to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his pitch to ban Muslims from travelling to the U.S.".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said someone in his position should not comment on the domestic politics of another country, especially when an election race is underway. But he said Canadians know exactly where he stands on these issues. 

But that's not all. A petition calling for Trump to be banned from entering the UK has attracted more than half a million signatures -- more than enough for a committee to consider sending the motion for parliamentary debate.

Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, has regarded Trump's comments as "divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong".

Furthermore, according to the Huffington Post “Prime Minister Netanyahu, of Israel rejected Donald Trump's recent remarks about Muslims,” stated Netanyahu's Spokeswoman. Netanyahu went on to say that "The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the rights of all its citizens". 

Trump's latest comment is causing so much backlash, that he might actually be disqualified from representing the Republican party. It is unknown whether if disqualified, Trump will choose to run independently, although he has expressed interest in this in the past.

To accumulate the majority of the public's views on this issue, I present to you Harry Potter Mastermind J.K. Rowling's tweet:

*All opinions belong to the authour and are not meant to offend anyone.



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