Trump’s statement that Muslims should be banned from entering the United States “disqualifies” him from being president, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said during today’s press conference.
Every president must take an oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the U.S. Constitution, therefore Earnest says Trump would not qualify.
Donald Trump 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…”
After making his proposal, Trump has received widespread criticism even from candidate in his own party. “For Republican candidates for president to stand by their pledge to support Mr. Trump, that in and of itself is disqualifying,” Earnest said. “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.”
Watch the full video from the White House press briefing:
via: CNN Politics