Donald Trump May Have Just Killed His Campaign After Public Meltdown over Muslims (Video)

donald-trump-track-muslimsOver the last few months I’ve learned to never assume anything Donald Trump says or does is going to “kill his campaign.” After all, this is a man whose inexplicable rise to the top of the Republican presidential polls began after he called most Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. He’s also managed to mock John McCain’s military service and bash Fox News’ Megyn Kelly with sexist remarks – only to see his numbers rise.

It does appear that Trump’s shtick has begun to wear on at least some conservatives as his numbers have dipped a bit from their highs just a few weeks ago. Also with the rise of candidates like Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, the longtime frontrunner seems to be getting desperate to hold on to his lead. That desperation seems to have culminated in what I do believe could be the catalyst that finally knocks him from the top of the GOP presidential leaderboard.

In case you haven’t heard, Trump has been going around promoting all sorts of nonsensical anti-Muslim fear-mongering. Well, he took things to a whole other level when he suggested that Muslims in the United States might need to register with a database and be tracked – a tactic that seems to be taken straight from pre-WWII Nazi Germany. He didn’t even rule out a requirement that Muslims may need to carry with them some form of ID (a badge, perhaps?) indicating their religion.

“There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases,” Trump said in response to being asked if he would support tracking Muslims. “I mean we should have a lot of systems. And today you can do it. But right now we have to have a border, we have to have strength. We have to have a wall, and we cannot let what’s happening to this country happen any longer.”

Though it seems that Trump may have even realized that he has gone too far. When he was later asked by an NBC reporter what would be the difference between his plan for Muslims and what the Nazis did to the Jews, he responded with a rather long pause, then repeatedly said, “You tell me!”  

While I wouldn’t call it “panic,” per se, Trump’s “moment of silence” seemed to indicate that he might have just realized the ramifications of what he’s been saying. It’s one thing to spout off the typical hate and idiocy like he normally does, but it’s quite another to suggest some sort of radical anti-Muslim policy that seems borrowed straight from pre-WWII Nazi Germany.

Knowing Donald Trump, he’ll deny that he ever suggested such a thing, call anyone reporting that he did “terrible,” then take to Twitter to bash the “pathetic” media for daring to quote him verbatim.

But with Trump’s momentum already somewhat slowing down, suggesting Nazi-like policies to “track and monitor Muslims” I think could be what finally puts an end to his reign at the top of the Republican presidential circus.

Watch his comments below via MSNBC:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Jim Bean

    Allen, I say this with complete absence of malice. You need to stop starting out every piece with a comment about your intent, your character, your history, or your objective, whatever. You are not part of the story and your disclaimers/qualifiers simply dilute the perceived legitimacy of what your are going to say next. Let the reader judge you on caliber of your offering. You don’t need to help them understand you, personally.

    • 1Smith1

      Instead of pretending to be an editor, why don’t you offer your opinion about tRump’s desire to turn American into Nazi Germany, beanbrain. Do you agree with racist tRump, or like the majority of Americans, do you find him and his suggestion repulsive?

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      Go start your own site Jim. I promise to post there….

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    Can we please just bulldoze the Statue of Liberty and stop pretending….

  • Nancy B

    Judging by the posts I saw on conservative sites after that statement, they seem to love him even more for it. I hate Nazi comparisons, but it’s unavoidable in this situation.

  • cruisersailor

    Far too many Americans love the BS that Trump spouts.

  • BigTonyVoluntary

    I just cannot fathom that Trump appeals to any potential voter.

  • Danielle

    Kind of ironic. The party who keeps making specious accusations of liberals being like the Nazis is the same party ACTUALLY in favor of Nazi-like laws.

  • Eg Kbbs

    For some reason, it didn’t even get traction when Trump went on a typical Trump (in British meaning of the term) Tirade on the lines of how stupid can people be to believe Carson’s claim of being religiously converted from a violent kid to his present self.

    Now I’ve seen plenty of reasons to doubt many of Carson’s claims about his past. But “saved by grace” / conversion is a core belief of almost all Christian religions (including Carson’s as well as the Presbyterianism which Trump claims to be a member of).

    So in courting the religious, Trump rails about how stupid they must be ?

  • Eg Kbbs

    If we have the Muslims wear identifying badges, the badges absolutely must proclaim “Merry Christmas.” For a govt issued badge to say anything else would show that the govt is rabidly waging a war on Christmas.

    (Just think of the folks which Trump is trying to pander to. It makes a certain twisted sense).

  • Jake Spooz

    Trump would be HUGELY better than the piece of shít we currently have.

  • paulsack

    Heil Trump,,, get used to it.