Donald Trump: Good Morning, Nazi America

Image Source: Flickr, Creative Commons. Gage Skidmore

Image Source: Flickr, Creative Commons. Gage Skidmore

Seattle, Washington (TFC) – In an interview on Good Morning America Tuesday morning, Donald Trump advocated a “complete and total” ban on Muslim immigration and waxed nostalgic about President Roosevelt’s actions during World War II. The troubling thing is that he has thousands of supporters and is currently leading Republican polls. Trump aggressively spoke over interviewer, George Stephanopoulos, “calling very simply for banning Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” He points to 9/11 and the recent attack in California as justifiable reasons for mandatory religious registration in order to enter the United States. “We have people in our country,” he said, “that want to blow up our country.”

Trump repeatedly compared himself to FDR while not completely convincingly denying that he would support internment camps. He says he has no second thoughts about his call for discrimination of immigrants on the basis of their religion. In fact, he signs off the interview by saying, “We have no choice.” When Stephanopoulos asked Trump if it gives him pause that he is being compared to Hitler, Trump responded with a resounding no, before once again reminding us of the wartime executive order signed by FDR. Pew Research Center estimates that as many 2.75 million Muslims currently live inside the United States, most of them U.S. born or naturalized citizens; nearly a million are children. Forget the redress and formal apology given to Japanese-American internment camp survivors by the Reagan administration. Forget the first amendment.

The press release on Trump’s official website officially declares: “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.” The press release cites a poll from the , Center for Security Policy claiming that “25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad.” CSP is a conservative think tank headed by Frank Gaffney Jr., who has been previously accused of Islamophobia, according to the BBC. Remember, Hitler promised freedom and bread for all Germans. Donald Trump claims to want to make America great again, and by great, he seems to mean Nazi.