Obama Calls Trump Out Regarding Immigration
The Washington Times details some of the nasty rhetoric emanating from the White House, and it is both petty and unseemly.
After years of personal animosity between President Obama and Donald Trump, the White House resorted to dishing out schoolyard taunts at the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, mocking his “fake hair” and “outrageous” physical appearance during a clash over Muslims and terrorism.
While trying to shame Mr. Trump’s rivals into rejecting his proposal to bar all Muslims from entering the U.S., presidential spokesman Josh Earnest couldn’t help but parrot some of his boss’ well-known scorn for the real estate mogul in a tone that was deeply personal.
“The Trump campaign, for months now, has had a dustbin-of-history-like quality to it, from the vacuous sloganeering to the outright lies to even the fake hair, the whole carnival barker routine,” Mr. Earnest said in remarks that were written in advance, indicating prior approval from the highest levels of the West Wing.
“I was describing why it would be easy for people to dismiss the Trump campaign as not particularly serious — because he’s got a rather outrageous appearance,” Mr. Earnest said. “That’s a hallmark of his campaign and his identity.”
Mr. Trump’s elaborate comb-over has often been the target of mockery, and Mr. Obama is said to be sensitive about people poking fun at his ears.
Mr. Trump has rankled Mr. Obama since the start of his presidency, taking the lead of the “birther” movement that claimed Mr. Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. and therefore wasn’t eligible to be president. On Tuesday, the White House argued that Mr. Trump had disqualified himself from the presidency because of his stand against Muslim immigrants.
“What he said is disqualifying, and any Republican who’s too fearful of the Republican base to admit it has no business serving as president either,” Mr. Earnest said, calling on other presidential candidates to repudiate Mr. Trump. Most of Mr. Trump’s rivals, but not all, have done so.
But the hostile rhetoric between Mr. Trump and the White House has risen to new levels since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris and last week’s massacre in San Bernardino, California, that investigators believe was inspired by the Islamic State group. Mr. Trump angered the White House by railing against the president’s plan to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq, saying it “could be one of the great Trojan horses” that would allow Islamist terrorists to slip into the country.
In a rare Oval Office address to the nation Sunday night, Mr. Obama devoted a large portion of his speech to urging Americans not to engage in bigotry and discrimination against Muslims.
Less than 24 hours later, Mr. Trump came out with his plan to bar all Muslims from entering the U.S. temporarily until the government can “figure out what is going on.”
White House officials say Mr. Trump’s proposal is unconstitutional and dangerous. They worry that it will alienate Muslim Americans instead of encouraging them to cooperate with law enforcement and promote an anti-extremist outlook.
The fact is that even if Trump's proposal for implementing a pause in the wave of Muslim immigration is found to be unconstitutional, he is at least highlighting that Obama is doing nothing to stem the potential of Muslim terrorists infiltrating the country.
Obama's speech Sunday offered no solutions and no answers other than we must continue to accept immigrants in as before. It is clear that the immigration department does not have the ability or mechanism to insure that terrorists will be kept out of the country, something Obama refuses to recognize. His speech on Sunday was widely seen as empty and weak.
Obama is clearly not a leader, nor does he carry the mantle of the presidency well. And it appears that Trump has been able to show the American people that the would be emperor Obama has no clothes, to which Obama responds not with measured, thoughtful rejoinders, but with immature taunts and insults. What a pitiful commander in chief he has turned out to be!
OBAMA IS THE ONE WHO IS DISQUALIFIED MANY TIMES OVER
Personal attacks when a logical argument cannot be applied. Typical of the lib dems.
Josh is afraid of his own shadow, just like little o!
And by that very same.logic, Obama is disqualified given his anti-chrsitian stance.
This coming from a mouth piece, what a jerk. Wonder if his name is a stage name.