Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the United States. “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” a campaign press release said.
In a Facebook post, former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin commented on Trump’s press release, saying that “that’s a move we should have thought of years ago and not now when things are already unfolding against American interests.” Elaborating on her post, Palin told media outlets that “if we’ve gotten to a point where we’re thinking about where we’re going to put all those refuges when they come here, if we’re thinking about seriously letting them settle in our country, then we’re way beyond the point of no return.”
“This country’s biggest mistake in the 20th century is allowing a black Muslim to become president, only to cater to a minority of its citizens. That was the worst thing we could have done. Bush was the type of president this country needed and I don’t care what anyone says, I want him back,” Palin said.
Asked to elaborate further on her opinion, the former Alaskan governor said: “People are blaming him for what happened in Iraq and the supposed lack of WMA’s. But, you see where we’re now. He started doing a good thing in the Middle East, and we should have let him finish. That’s usually what happens when you have a dog fight and you take the Rottweiler out of the pit and put a small black poodle in its place: the other dog goes in for the kill straight away. That’s why today we have ISIS, because Obama didn’t have what it took to step up and finish what Bush started.”
Palin also said that she is “sad that Trump waited this long to step forward and say what needed to be said. If he had stepped in after Bush and continued to blast away at terrorists, we wouldn’t have ISIS today. We would have another desert paradise in Iran, and we’d be going there on holiday. I even think Iran could have developed spa-tourism to the level of a national economy. I mean look all that oil they have. Instead, the only oil we’ll be getting now is the one ISIS is selling in order to get more guns to kill Americans. I’m telling you, Trump is right to want to stop Muslims from entering this country. He’s America’s next Bush.”
Trump, who has previously called for surveillance against mosques and said he was open to establishing a database for all Muslims living in the U.S., made his latest controversial call in a news release. His message comes in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, by suspected ISIS sympathizers and the day after President Barack Obama asked the country not to “turn against one another” out of fear.