You may recall that several months ago Donald Trump declared that if elected President he would impose a total ban on Muslims coming into the United States. He claimed this was his plan for making sure that terrorists are not admitted into the country, and he was roundly criticized for such a blatantly Islamophobic move.
Well, it now turns out that Trump doesn’t intend for his total ban on Muslims to apply to everyone. See, he has major business interests in the Middle East, and he sure as hell wants his business partners to be able to get on their private jets and come visit him so they can carouse and think of new ways to fleece others for their hard-earned cash.
Just last night on the MSNBC town hall with Trump, he told Chris Matthews:
“I have actually—believe it or not, I have a lot of friends that are Muslim and they call me. In most cases, they’re very rich Muslims, OK?”
Well of course! Rich Muslims are always welcome in Donald’s world. If you have money, Trump doesn’t care if you call for death to America.
Matthews then asked Trump if his rich business friends would be able to come into the country under the ban. Trump replied:
“They’ll come in. You’ll have exceptions.”
Trump the hypocrite! The Daily Beast reported this in 2015 about Trump’s connections to the Middle East:
“There’s one type of Muslim Trump really loves: The ones that make him big bucks. You see, if a Muslim can show Trump the money, then all those concerns he has with Muslims go right out the window of his private jet as he jets off to the Gulf to cash in.
“For example, Trump loves Hussain Sajwani, head of the Dubai luxury real estate company Damac Properties. Trump has called the Muslim Sajwani a ‘good friend’ and a ‘great man,’ among other accolades. And in May 2014, The Donald even flew off to Dubai to spend time with his Muslim friend as they announced the massive real estate project they were teaming up to create in the United Arab Emirates.”
Donald Trump will say anything to get elected, but he’s not about to let anything stand in the way of him increasing his personal wealth. Which proves yet again why he is unfit to be garbage collector, let alone President.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.