Donald Trump: Anti-Muslim Hearings ‘Very Appropriate’ (Video)
March 8, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)— As part of its steady anti-Muslim coverage leading up to Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) controversial hearings on home-grown Muslim terrorism, Fox News brought on a terrorism expert. Who was it? New York real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump. According to “The Donald,” King’s bigoted anti-Muslim witch hunt is “very appropriate.” Why? Because Muslims, as a group, are responsible for most of the world’s problems. So, where there’s smoke, there’s fire, right Donald? This is a mindset in which every person of the Muslim faith is a suspected terrorist, and every Mosque is a suspected terrorist hideout. This is the very definition of bigotry.
Trump offered up his idiotic expertise during an appearance on Fox News’ Fox & Friends; the place to go for a daily dose of dim-witted wingnuttery.
When asked to respond to critics of King’s hearings for “picking on Muslims,” Trump said the hearings will be fair, because Rep. King is a fair guy, and anyways these Muslims cause lots of problems, so—
TRUMP: Well, I think as long as these hearings are fair, they’re game, And frankly, there are problems out there. There’s problems in the world. The problems seem to be centered around this one group. As long as the hearings are fair, I think Pete’s a very fair guy. As long as the hearings are fair, I think it’s fine.
Trump disputed the characterization’s of King’s anti-Muslim hearings as a witch hunt.
“Peter’s not doing a witch hunt. Peter’s doing hearings…,” said Trump.
And in response to Gretchen’s Carlson’s fearmongering about scary Muslim terrorists, Trump said the hearings are necessary and will be fair and balanced, just like Fox News.
TRUMP: I think it’s appropriate that the hearings happen, and I really expect that they will be very very balanced. And I would hope they would be balanced. But I think it’s very appropriate.
Right. King is so fair, he believes there are just way too many Muslim places of worship in the United States. He told Politico in 2007 that “we have, unfortunately, too many mosques in this country.” King also believes that Muslims should be treated as “an enemy living among us.”
And Trump was so incensed over a proposed Islamic community center to be built blocks from Ground Zero, that he fearmongered about violent anti-Muslim protests. Trump said “There would be “rioting in the streets” if the “Mosque,” was built.
King’s radicalization of American Muslims, Islamophobic sideshow is scheduled to kick off on Thursday.
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