The Tuesday issue of The Philadelphia Daily News goes hard after GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump after he proposed to stop all Muslims from entering the United States.
The cover of the local tabloid shows a photo of Trump with his hand raised, looking similar to a Nazi salute, and the headline “The New Furor,” a pun comparing Trump to German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler.
The Trump proposal, which he announced Monday afternoon, calls for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
In a statement about the new plan, Trump cites polls that show a growing hatred for Americans among segments of the Muslim population, and said America would be safer if all Muslims were kept out.
“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,” Trump said.
The Trump plan drew almost immediate condemnation from GOP presidential rivals, with Jeb Bush calling Trump “unhinged.”
Donald Trump is unhinged. His "policy" proposals are not serious.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 7, 2015
Ohio Gov. John Kasich claimed the statement shows just how unfit for office Trump is.
“This is just more of the outrageous divisiveness that characterizes his every breath and another reason why he is entirely unsuited to lead the United States,” Kasich said in a statement.
Trump blew off all the criticism in television interviews since he made the announcement and stood behind his plan.
On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Trump said his plan is “no different” from Franklin D. Roosevelt rounding up more than 110,000 Japanese people in the U.S. after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.
“We have no choice but to do this,” he said. “We have people that want to blow up our buildings, our cities. We have to figure out what’s going on.”
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