“The fact is, what Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president,” declared White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday’s press conference.
His words were in response to Trump’s proposed Muslim travel ban, as well as music to many people’s ears. It’s not so much that people are glad to hear someone denouncing Trump’s campaign as a whole. It’s mostly just a relief to hear someone plain and simply stating that his proposed ideas on how he would handle immigration and terrorism, are unwise and unconstitutional.
For someone who described America as “crippled” and claims he will make it great again, Donald Trump seems to not understand the oath he would have to take in order to do the job.
Earnest reminded listeners that each and every president has to take an oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the U.S. Constitution. And according to Trump’s latest preview into what would be his version of a luxurious regime, Earnest said, Trump would not even qualify.
Which is remarkable. Not simply for the words spoken themselves, but due to the fact the words came from within the White House Administration. For Earnest to come forth to so blatantly comment on an opposing party’s campaign is a not just unusual, but refreshing.
There is a circus going on in the campaign world and the White House Administration has yet to attend it, let alone join in as a ring leader. It’s true. In the exact press conference, Josh Earnest, the actual, current White House spokesman actually called Trump a “carnival barker.” Earnest has reminded us that the Administration does keep an eye on the tactics, the slander, the wild accusations and proposals.
And while they may get absurd or go completely against the Administration’s party’s beliefs, when they begin to impede on the constitution, the country, and its citizens as a whole—especially in touchy times like the current—they won’t let it stand. It’s a relief and it is assuring. And it is obvious that Josh Earnest wants this circus to move out of town.
Donald Trump, who remains the GOP Front-runner, released a statement on Monday calling for the U.S. to deny entry to all Muslims, a “total and complete shut down of Muslims entering the U.S.”. He has made it very clear in multiple speeches his plan to keep a database of all Muslims.
His most recent proposal on reducing the threat of terrorism was nearly twice as drastic. Trump’s plan calls for full fledged Islamophobia, banning any and all Muslims from entering the country. Rather than addressing terrorism at our home fronts by talking gun control, Trump is calling for complete “Muslim Control”. Trump’s statements are in complete opposition to the pleas of the president, which he urged in his address to the nation from the oval office this Sunday.
President Obama reminded the nation that the Muslim community needs to remain our closest allies. That playing into the idea of Islamophobia is right tow with ISIS’s agenda.
Trump doesn’t seem to believe this fact and continues to propose incredibly drastic measures. As he does so, he inexplicably rises in the polls. If he actually does become the Republican nominee, the whole of his party has pledged to support him.
Earnest also called the GOP out on this tactic, “For Republican candidates for president to stand by their pledge to support Mr. Trump, that in and of itself is disqualifying… 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.”
If that isn’t rough enough, Earnest even cited the election of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. A reporter claimed that Scalise made claims that he was a white supremacist “without the baggage.” Earnest also noted that House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted he would vote for Trump if he becomes the nominee.
Ryan admitted this, and yet he shot down Trump’s comments as well, and even said the idea was unconstitutional and not “who we are as a party”. A party that Josh Earnest described as recently having “a dustbin of history-like quality to it.” Aka, as aforementioned in this article, Donald Trump’s version of a luxurious regime, in which he rises to power through scapegoating an entire religion.
Josh Earnest, a namesake if ever there was one, delivering a harsh dose of sincere conviction straight from The White House itself.