I wrote about Trump here.
And made the historical link for Trump.
This morning, Trump made the link himself.
On MSNBC Tuesday, Trump linked his immigration ban of Muslims to Roosevelt’s classification of thousands of Japanese, Germans and Italians living in the United States during the war as “enemy aliens.”
“This is a president highly respected by all; he did the same thing,” Trump said. The nation was at war in the 1940s, he said, and it is now “at war with radical Islam.”
How’s that for an image: Trump holding up one of FDR’s biggest miscues as some virtuous achievement.
Later, Trump clarified that he wasn’t necessarily advocating an internment camp situation, as he wouldn’t apply his harsh ban to U.S. Muslims living abroad.
“If a person is a Muslim, goes overseas and comes back, they can come back,” he said. “They’re a citizen. That’s different. But we have to figure things out.”
Well, the U.S. is still very harsh on Muslims. Just look at Guantanamo. Trump could have called for an expanded Guantanamo approach, a lock’em up and throw away the key plan.
But that’s complicating things.
Trump’s satisfied with just being as his critics are calling him, bigoted and racist.
And this is the man who wants to be the leader of the free world?