On Monday night, Republican hopeful Donald Trump released a statement calling for the preclusion of all Muslims setting foot in the United States.
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” the press release reported.
On Tuesday morning, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest announced that Trump’s statement disqualified him from running for President, sparking the hashtag #Trumpisdisqualifiedparty.
Twitter was flooded with Tweets celebrating, albeit prematurely, the demise of the billionaire-turned-presidential hopeful’s candidacy.
Users were later disappointed to learn that Trump’s comments could not legally or literally disqualify him from the running.
Earnest’s statement was intended to convey that Trump’s remarks should nix his contest for office, rather than citing the actual collapse of his campaign, which has, from the very start, been riddled with fear-mongering and race-baiting tactics.
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