Monday, Donald Trump released a controversial and offensive “policy statement” to deal with “hate.” According to the candidate, to win the war against terrorism, all Muslims should be banned from entering the country.
Earlier today, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Trump’s outlandish rhetoric “disqualifies” him from being President.
“The fact is what Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president,” Earnest said during a press briefing. “For Republican candidates for president to stand by their pledge to support Mr. Trump, that in and of itself is disqualifying,”
He added: “The question now is about the rest of the Republican Party and whether or not they’re going to be dragged into the dustbin of history with him. And right now the current trajectory is not very good.”
While Earnest has a point, and Trump is definitely on the wrong side of history, Twitter decided to do the dragging.
— f(x) News (@Toxicityy) December 8, 2015
Of course, once it caught on, things only got even more hilarious from there.
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) December 8, 2015
— M (@rihbdulxo) December 8, 2015
— Ronke Lawal (@ronkelawal) December 8, 2015
— Read In Colour (@ReadInColour) December 8, 2015
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) December 8, 2015
— HÉAUX (@SAlNTWEST_) December 8, 2015
— Alexx (@Alexxjauregui) December 8, 2015
— Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) December 8, 2015
— Mia McKenzie (@miamckenzie) December 8, 2015
— Roxxy Haze (@iamroxxyhaze) December 8, 2015
While the candidate’s hateful rhetoric won’t actually disqualify him from running for president, the folks on Twitter–and the rest of the rational world–wish it would.
— CaliKill ₪ ø lll·o. (@NationalEchelon) December 8, 2015
— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) December 8, 2015
— Rebecca (@beccavexed) December 8, 2015
Yeeeeaaaaaah….such a let down.