Donald Trump has certainly said some outlandish things, but this week things took a turn for the unexpected when he announced in a short speech on Monday that all Muslims should be banned from the United States until it can figure out its “terrorist” problem. Of course, this did not go over well with the liberal public nor actual Muslims. Immediately social media and news outlets blew up in response to Trump’s statements with the Huffington Post announcing they will no longer be covering his campaign.
The White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest spoke out against Donald Trump on Monday afternoon stating his comments disqualified him from ever being President of the United States and even other Republican candidates attacked Trump in an effort to distance themselves from his views. While many thought this would be a death sentence for the Trump campaign, he continues to surge in the polls this week, despite the controversy. However, many wonder if he wins the nomination if the rest of the Republican candidates will endorse him.
Paul Ryan has called for a denouncement of Trump if he becomes the nominee, although this makes no sense from a political standpoint as it would basically forfeit the White House to the democratic nominee. For now, one can only speculate, but for Trump despite the public disapproval, he still has the advantage even though many wonder how far he will go when it comes to his extreme statements.