Read time: 2 minutes

Donald Trump: Muslims Should Carry Special Forms Of Identification

Trump pivoted off Chris Christie's statement by calling for all Muslims to carry "special papers" so they can be tracked and identified.
Views:

I've been writing like many of us have that the 2016 presidential election was going to about foreign policy because that's the only strategy Republicans felt like they could accomplish anything with.

Donald Trump began his campaign by fearmongering the "brown people" problem in America by calling them rapists and such and made immigration his number one issue and hasn't looked back since. He understood the hatred of undocumented immigrants that has been fueling the right wing extremists that have taken over the GOP.

Now with the terror attacks in Paris front and center in the news, the Republican presidential candidates are running around like chickens without their heads as they try to outdo one another as the most xenophobic candidate of all. Although Gov. Christie called for a Fed Ex tracking system for all undocumented immigrants, Trump pivoted off that by' calling for all Muslims to carry "special papers" so they can be tracked and identified.

What does this remind you of?

In an interview with Yahoo, Trump explained that the United States would have to implement new and draconian strategies to protect the homeland.

"We're going to have to do things that we never did before," he said. "And some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule. And certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy. And so we're going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago."

What type of unthinkable things is Trump—who has also floated the idea of shuttering certain mosques—proposing? He says he's potentially open to the creation of a database to track Muslim citizens, or requiring that Muslim Americans carry a special form of identification noting their faith.

Will he create a "special" law enforcement agency to check these papers or will he deputize every American citizen, giving them the power to demand to see Muslims ID papers at anytime?

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team