Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is absolutely unfit to be president. He has alienated every group imaginable. He has tried to appeal to the religious right, though. Most recently, he cited a non-existent law to say that Christians are being “persecuted.” He wants to bring Christianity into the government.
Now, he is persecuting non-Christians. Pot? Talk to the kettle much?
At a rally in Iowa this week, he singled out the non-Christians in the audience, saying:
“Raise your hand if you’re not a Christian conservative … There’s a couple people. That’s all right. I think we’ll keep them, right? Should we keep them in the room, yes? I think so.”
He got to this subject because he was talking about how successful he has been in the Evangelical Christian community. Then, he asked the questions about non-Christians. This made many people nervous. He is basically asking the crowd if they want to eject a whole portion of people. This calls them out for ridicule, and possibly violence.
A bit worrying if you are agonistic, atheist, Muslim, Hindu, Jew, Buddhist, Sikh, or even, God forbid, a liberal Christian. https://t.co/LNeVFORkFK
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) September 28, 2016
— Susan Lind-Kanne (@lindkanne) September 29, 2016
Germany 1938 or today? https://t.co/wJCEQazzsB
— Nick Inglis (@nickinglis) September 29, 2016
Pink Floyd's "In the Flesh" lyrics come to mind. "Get 'em up against the Wall!!!" pic.twitter.com/bwYnKQ6mOi
— Scott Clark (@scottclark) September 29, 2016
Seriously, Donnie? “Should we keep them?” Our president shouldn’t be such a bigot. The messed up part is that people think it’s a joke. Singling out and embarrassing an entire demographic is not funny.
Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said:
“Given Mr. Trump’s history of targeting religious and ethnic minorities, it is disturbing that he would single out non-Christians during his rally in Iowa. It is clear that his vision of America is one of division and exclusion, not unity and acceptance.”
We already knew that Trump was not friendly to non-Christians, but this is going too far. This is the same man who promoted Muslims wearing special badges. As a non-Christian, this is very frightening.
I hope he doesn’t want to make atheists wear badges next. If this disaster of a candidate gets elected, I would fear for my personal safety.
Here is a video of this latest bit of disgusting behavior from the talking traffic cone:
Featured image via YouTube screenshot.