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Donald Trump's statement that Muslims should be banned from entering the United States "disqualifies" him from being president, the White House spokesman said Tuesday.
...For a White House administration to so heavily weigh in on an opposing party's nominating contest is a highly unusual step.
Earnest noted first that every president must take an oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the U.S. Constitution, and thus, he said, Trump would not qualify.
...The GOP front-runner on Monday released a statement calling for the U.S. to refuse entry of foreign Muslims. His proposal was met with widespread criticism, including from several candidates in his own party.
Donald Trump has faced a torrent of criticism after releasing a policy proposal that would ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
His fellow Republicans haven't held back: Marco Rubio called it "offensive," and Jeb Bush called it "unhinged." A number of others — politicians, pundits, experts and regular folks — have called it unconstitutional.
Scholars, however, are hotly debating that last point because many say the Constitution gives Congress a lot of leverage to decide who is allowed to enter the country. Some constitutional experts we talked to say Trump's proposal was clearly out of line with the founding document; others say at least some parts are on murky legal ground.
"Almost all of what [Trump] is saying is stupid," Akhil Reed Amar, a constitutional expert at Yale Law School, tells us. "Much of it is un-American. But some of it is constitutional."
Trump so far has released very few details on his policy.
I thought America was trying to spread democracy to the rest of the world bomb by bomb? Now the administration is looking to subvert it?
originally posted by: NowWhat
This can't be real!
Like him or not, America can't sink this low to "disqualifying" candidates.
So, you can be president as long as you play by the "rules"?
There is now way (like it or not) this is going to go down this way. Is this America still?