On Monday, Donald Trump upped the ante on his recent river of anti-Muslim sentiments. Trump already spouts a lot of performance rhetoric, but he’s concentrated heavily upon claims of Muslims celebrating on 9/11. He also boisterously argued against Muslim Syrian refugees being allowed into America. Trump’s latest thoughts on Muslims, however, culminated in his call for a ban against Muslim entry into the country.
The fallout has been swift and plentiful. As Trump claimed to have Muslim “friends” who support his idea for a ban, many people have inevitably compared him to Hitler. J.K. Rowling said he was worse than Voldemort. Likewise, many of Trump’s fellow presidential candidates are aghast.
The GOP situation is approaching crisis level with Trump. In a telling move, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan held a closed-door GOP meeting about Trump, and, uh, stuff went down. Specifically, Ryan “urged the GOP rank” to distance themselves from Trump’s anti-Muslim message: