Florida Mayor Declares His City A Trump-Free Zone Due To The Threat Posed By Donald Trump

donald_trump_fox_newsFaced by a surge from the Ted Cruz campaign in Iowa, Donald Trump has ratcheted up his anti-immigration rhetoric in order to counter the first legitimate candidate to challenge him. Well, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman has had the best response so far to Trump’s newest ridiculous proposal that we should temporarily bar all Muslims from entering the United States.

Via the Tampa Bay Times:

“I am hereby barring Donald Trump from entering St. Petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps,” Kriseman tweeted.

About two hours after he posted it, more than 2,000 people had already retweeted it.

Kriseman’s jab at GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump played off of Trump’s sweeping statement Monday that he would bar all Muslims from entering the U.S. (Source)

It is important to point out that this announcement was meant as a joke, and Mayor Kriseman likely would have no legal grounds to bar Donald Trump from Saint Petersburg even if he was serious. The fact remains that while satirical in nature, Mayor Kriseman’s statement makes a very good point about Trump’s dangerous rhetoric.

At first, the Trump campaign seemed to be an elaborate Poe. Poe’s Law states, “Without a clear indication of the author’s intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between an expression of sincere extremism and a parody of extremism.” There are a number of satirical pages on Facebook which pretend to be conservative, and the insane things that Donald Trump says seem to echo the likes of Christians for Michele Bachmann – except that he appears to be serious.

Even though Mayor Kriseman cannot bar Donald Trump from Saint Petersburg, it is a clever condemnation of the Trump hate machine that keeps on rolling just a few weeks before the beginning of the 2016 primaries.

Donald Trump has brought out the worst people in the Republican Party, and his anti-immigration message has been embraced by Neo-Nazis. Dr. Ben Carson has begun his slow descent from the primary polls, and the most serious challenger to Trump is Senator Ted Cruz who has welcomed the endorsement of an anti-choice activist who called for the killing of abortion doctors, and has attended a conference by a radio host who wants the government to kill gay people.

This is the Republican Party we are faced with today, an extremist group in which either of the Bush presidents or Ronald Reagan would be considered liberals. We can’t ban Donald Trump or Ted Cruz from our cities as Mayor Kriseman has jokingly stated, but we can ban them from the White House by turning out to vote in 2016.

Donald Trump may seem to be a political stunt gone terribly wrong, but the fact remains he could very well win in 2016 if liberals get disengaged, and that would be perhaps the darkest turn in American political history we have ever seen.


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  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    It is official. Trump is a danger to the US and doing ISIS’ work for them. He is actively recruiting jihadists with every word from here on out.

  • GenerallyConfused

    Trump is absolutely dangerous and makes the entirety of the American populous look bad in the process.

    • Michael Smith

      “The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States. That act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of Aliens to the US and remains in effect today. Among the many issues it covers, one in particular, found in Chapter 2 Section 212, is the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.” This, by its very definition, rules out Islamic immigration to the United States, but this law is being ignored by the White House.” —H.R. 13342; Pub.L. 414; 182 Stat. 66.
      82nd Congress; June 27, 1952.

      • GenerallyConfused

        Refugees 1. Do not choose which country they will be granted asylum in, 2. Are running from the horrors people claim they want to do here 3. Are actual people that want to live their lives, see their children grow up…

        We did this once before, if you’ve studied your history. Americans who were decedent of the Japanese were rounded up because of fear and hatred after pearl harbor…it was wrong then as it is wrong now to paint millions of people with the same brush. Just because a person is Muslim does not mean they mean to overthrow our government.

        Stop watching Fear News.

      • Pirate Wench

        PLENTY of Americans of the “Islamic Faith” have fought and died for this country and what it stands for. Especially in the middle east. Get a grip on something not protruding from your lower body.

    • Mallen

      That may be true, but what is more dangerous is a mayor of a city to decide who can come and go into St. Petersburg. You support THAT but do not support Trump saying the same for foreigners coming into US. Try to be consistent at least.

      • GenerallyConfused

        I never said I supported banning a person from a city. Please do not read what you wish to read into my comment. I simply stated that Trump is dangerous.

  • Guest

    I just realised something, not just my bad spelling, but Bieber is Trump’s protoge. They both do and say what they want, and get no punishment, or even a RISE in popularity, just because they’re famous. Shit, the Kardashians are too…. illuminati confirmed.

    • Mallen

      What punishment do you think should be imposed on Donald Trump for saying what he feels like saying?
      Was the First Amendment amended lately I am not aware of to allow just those words acceptable to you and people like you can be uttered?

      • Guest

        I agree that my use of the word punished was used incorrectly, i should have said “ridiculed by his supporters”, however, Trump making fun of people with disabilities and calling all mexicans rapists only to see his popularity RISE is pretty sad to me. That’s what I was saying, just poor word choice on my part. Still, you have to admit that it’s pretty disgusting to see people praising him for it, even if there are only a few.

      • Mallen

        It is totally unacceptable to be making fun of woman or Mexicans or any other human being by anyone much less someone who considers himself suitable for The Presidency of The United States.
        I realize in the recent past that standard has been lowered substantially and many may feel anyone can be a President. I just hope that is not so.

        People praising (or supporting him) are doing so because he has struck a cord with those people. Some of those people are not anti Mexican as they are anti runaway immigration.
        They are scared and watching their country sliding away from them. They don’t know any better and reaching out for anyone who sounds like he may change things. RIght OR Wrong.
        People who have nothing in common with Trump are lining up behind him simply because there are no other lines.

  • Mallen

    He doesn’t have the juice!! He can’t decide who comes and goes. His duties include city matters, not National Politics. The man has to know his place. He is a step above a dog catcher in my book. I am not even a Trump supporter and I do not like this.

    If Donald Trump decides to sue his butt off, everyone in St. Petersburg will pay for it. Not just the Republicans or Democrats..

    Call his office and tell them you disagree with this.(727) 893-7111