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Borowitz writes: "The billionaire Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States has sparked deep disappointment among his supporters, many of whom had hoped he was planning to ban a sizable number of other religions."

Donald Trump. (photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)
Donald Trump. (photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)


Trump Supporters Disappointed He Only Wants to Ban One Religion

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

09 December 15

 

The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."


he billionaire Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States has sparked deep disappointment among his supporters, many of whom had hoped he was planning to ban a sizable number of other religions.

In conversations with likely Trump voters across the country, reactions ranged from disenchantment to a sharp sense of betrayal as supporters tried to make sense of his decision to ban members of only one faith.

“I heard him on TV talking about banning Muslims and I was kind of like, ‘Is that it?’ ” said Carol Foyler, a Trump supporter from South Florida. “I mean, banning Muslims is a good start, but I thought a smart businessman like him would be a lot more thorough.”

Harland Dorrinson, a Trump supporter from San Antonio, Texas, agreed. “Saying you’re only going to ban Muslims when there are so many other religious groups to ban just feels like politics as usual,” he said. “I’ll give him a chance to explain himself on this one, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel burned.”

But Tracy Klugian, a Trump supporter from Bismarck, North Dakota, said that voters who were upset with the billionaire for banning members of only one religion were “freaking out over nothing.”

“People need to understand that he’s banning Muslims first because they’re the most obvious religious group you’d want to ban,” she said. “I’m sure once he’s President he’ll get to all the other ones.”

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+29 # Depressionborn 2015-12-09 14:28
Trump – Too Rich to Steal…
Too Dumb to Lie

my kind of guy
 
 
-39 # babaregi 2015-12-09 16:04
Since the RSN crowd loves bringing up the similarity between Trump and Der Fuhrer so much, I thought I'd beat everyone to the punch and invoke the Hitler meme first on this thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaO-HcxIByw
 
 
+66 # Farafalla 2015-12-09 23:59
I always thought Mussolini. The swagger and provocation is "il Duce" all the way. Benito was an "in your face" fascist. He made ambassadors watch him piss on the side of a road on the Amalfi coast. Fascists don't mind showing that they are incredible assholes. That's Donald Trump.
 
 
+27 # mmcmanus 2015-12-10 09:53
Yesterday Laura Ingram defended Trumps statements on banning Muslims. She is living proof that Adolph Hitler and Eva Brausn did consumate their marriage.
 
 
+19 # ronjazz 2015-12-10 06:45
[quote name="babaregi" ]Since the RSN crowd loves bringing up the similarity between Trump and Der Furher so much, I thought I'd beat everyone to the punch and invoke the Hitler meme first on this thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaO-HcxIByw[/quotActually, the entire civilized world sees tRump as either Hitler or Mussolini, not just the patriots here, loser.
 
 
-14 # babaregi 2015-12-10 10:42
Quoting ronjazz:
[quote name="babaregi"]Since the RSN crowd loves bringing up the similarity between Trump and Der Furher so much, I thought I'd beat everyone to the punch and invoke the Hitler meme first on this thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaO-HcxIByw[/quotActually, the entire civilized world sees tRump as either Hitler or Mussolini, not just the patriots here, loser.


Loser?... my you're a feisty SJW, aren't you?

Go ahead and wrap yourself in the flag; thinking you know what's best for the Empire. It's a big world out there and not everyone sees it the same way, Pilgrim.

http://www.printaudit.com/premier/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/YouMustLearn.jpg
 
 
+43 # RMDC 2015-12-09 19:21
I feel sorry for Borowitz. It is hard to write satire about Trump. He is a walking and talking satire on himself. No one could ever imagine any thing more outrageous than what naturally comes out of his mouth. Maybe the best satire would be pure silence and then put a tape loop of a Trump speech on TV in all the airports and train stations in the US.
 
 
+3 # Salus Populi 2015-12-11 00:31
Reminds me of when Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize, and the inimitable and invaluable Tom Lehrer hung up his comedian's spurs, saying that reality was no longer satirizable.
 
 
-61 # rradiof 2015-12-09 22:47
With all due respect, Mr. Borowitz, as a person who does not support Donald Trump, I do remember when President Jimmy Carter, in 1979, shut off our borders to Iranians, and deported 15,000 Iranian students (out of 50,000), and demanded that the remaining 35,000 check in regularly like probationeers, yet no one called Carter a Nazi or a Fascist or threatened to kill him. How about a little historical context you ignoramuses. Over and out.
 
 
+61 # edensasp 2015-12-09 23:32
Quoting rradiof:
With all due respect, Mr. Borowitz, as a person who does not support Donald Trump, I do remember when President Jimmy Carter, in 1979, shut off our borders to Iranians, and deported 15,000 Iranian students (out of 50,000), and demanded that the remaining 35,000 check in regularly like probationeers, yet no one called Carter a Nazi or a Fascist or threatened to kill him. How about a little historical context you ignoramuses. Over and out.
During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to put pressure on Iran. Among these, Iranians were banned from entering the United States unless they oppose the Shiite Islamist regime or had a medical emergency. Yeah, Iran was not and is not a religion, It was an enemy governing nation the US was in conflict with.
 
 
-38 # rradiof 2015-12-09 23:49
How about the McCarran Act in 1952? Over and out.
 
 
+42 # ericlipps 2015-12-10 05:30
Quoting rradiof:
How about the McCarran Act in 1952? Over and out.

What about it? That people nearly sixty-five years ago did something similar doesn't let Trump off the hook, especially since the McCarran Act is generally considered to have been abusive. No one is saying that Mr. Trump is unique in being deeply offensive--just that he IS deeply offensive. Over and out.
 
 
+13 # ronjazz 2015-12-10 06:46
Quoting rradiof:
With all due respect, Mr. Borowitz, as a person who does not support Donald Trump, I do remember when President Jimmy Carter, in 1979, shut off our borders to Iranians, and deported 15,000 Iranian students (out of 50,000), and demanded that the remaining 35,000 check in regularly like probationeers, yet no one called Carter a Nazi or a Fascist or threatened to kill him. How about a little historical context you ignoramuses. Over and out.


Are you proud of your obvious stupidity and irrelevance?
 
 
-41 # Roland 2015-12-09 23:32
While I don't support Trump I found this interesting..
"BRITISH police officers have today sensationally backed Donald Trump’s controversial claim that parts of the country are no-go areas because of growing Islamist extremism,

One officer in London said the firebrand presidential hopeful was “pointing out something plainly obvious” whilst another in Lancashire said the police have to ask local Muslim leaders for PERMISSION before sending patrols into their communities.

Their shocking testimonies are in stark contrast to the official responses from politicians and the Metropolitan Police, who have rounded on Mr Trump’s controversial claims.

From http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/625545/Donald-Trump-Muslims-speech-British-police-ISIS-radicalisation-London
 
 
+24 # BobboMax 2015-12-09 23:40
Remember, Roland's a troll and only comments to draw attention to himself. Please don't give him any.
 
 
+14 # Hey There 2015-12-10 00:31
Reply to Roland
It would be interesting why you don;t support Trump and who you do support,if anyone and why.
Trumps plans would divert taxpayers money from things that should be done to things that shouldn't be done.
Although the possibility exists that like the great wall of china,although it would drain valuable resources and wouldn't accomplish what it was built for it might,IT JUST MIGHT, become a tourist attraction 500 years hence bringing in needed funds. Think of this 10 million people visit the great wall of china each year.
Maybe Trump is just looking out for future generations---y ou think?
 
 
+27 # reiverpacific 2015-12-10 04:13
Quoting Roland:
While I don't support Trump I found this interesting..
"BRITISH police officers have today sensationally backed Donald Trump’s controversial claim that parts of the country are no-go areas because of growing Islamist extremism,

One officer in London said the firebrand presidential hopeful was “pointing out something plainly obvious” whilst another in Lancashire said the police have to ask local Muslim leaders for PERMISSION before sending patrols into their communities.

Their shocking testimonies are in stark contrast to the official responses from politicians and the Metropolitan Police, who have rounded on Mr Trump’s controversial claims.

From http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/625545/Donald-Trump-Muslims-speech-British-police-ISIS-radicalisation-London


The Daily Express is a Tabloid, sensationalist, racist, mud-wallow-shal low sensationalist rag and always has been, with an even more trashy sister sheet "The Star".
It's favorite phrase may well be "SHOCKING"!
It's a paper version of FOX News, although not of the Muckdoc empire and thrives on HUGE, BLARING headlines, has an abiding fascination with "Lady Di", which is about as much of a nod to history as it'll give by maintaining and publishing all sorts of conspiratorial detritus on her and is about as credible as yesterday's UFO sightings.
Nice example Rollie-me-lad!
 
 
-18 # Roland 2015-12-10 07:46
Don't know this Express Site, but

it doesn't matter if I post from Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post or the NY Times. You and others here don't respect them either.
 
 
+9 # reiverpacific 2015-12-10 15:16
Quoting Roland:
Don't know this Express Site, but

it doesn't matter if I post from Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post or the NY Times. You and others here don't respect them either.


You're right there: they're all part of the US patsy, conformist owner-media, especially since Ruppie Muck-doc has bought the W.S.J. which used to have some substance.
You and your conformist, "Father-knows-b est" ilk are fodder for their meat-production .
 
 
+4 # reiverpacific 2015-12-10 18:58
Quoting Roland:
Don't know this Express Site, but

it doesn't matter if I post from Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post or the NY Times. You and others here don't respect them either.

If you don't know the Daily Express site as proffered for "evidence", why did you cite it as y'r source?
 
 
0 # Depressionborn 2015-12-12 10:44
Quoting reiverpacific:
Quoting Roland:
Don't know this Express Site, but

it doesn't matter if I post from Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post or the NY Times. You and others here don't respect them either.

If you don't know the Daily Express site as proffered for "evidence", why did you cite it as y'r source?


What's the Daily Express site?

..."challenges to biased, mainstream journalism have now reached a critical mass. "It's unlikely that this state of affairs will go on much longer without notable consequences for the mainstream media," he writes. Why? Because of the explosive growth, "courtesy of the Internet," of conservative and libertarian publishing outlets. -

hope for rsn? Down with the msm
 
 
+15 # ronjazz 2015-12-10 06:48
Quoting Roland:
While I don't support Trump I found this interesting..
"BRITISH police officers have today sensationally backed Donald Trump’s controversial claim that parts of the country are no-go areas because of growing Islamist extremism,

One officer in London said the firebrand presidential hopeful was “pointing out something plainly obvious” whilst another in Lancashire said the police have to ask local Muslim leaders for PERMISSION before sending patrols into their communities.

Their shocking testimonies are in stark contrast to the official responses from politicians and the Metropolitan Police, who have rounded on Mr Trump’s controversial claims.

From http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/625545/Donald-Trump-Muslims-speech-British-police-ISIS-radicalisation-London


All that p[roves is that British police are just as racist and stupid as any other police. What's your actual point, besides stupidity?
 
 
-12 # Roland 2015-12-10 07:48
If true (it is rumored to be true in France and maybe Belgium as well), you should be able to figure out the point. It is fairly obvious.
 
 
+6 # CMCB69 2015-12-10 10:26
This infantile, rabble-rousing nonsense has been repeatedly debunked at non-white christian supremacist sites written by and for people who can read and comprehend above a fifth grade level and don't let mindless religious bigotry and paranoid-delusi onal fears cloud their judgement.
 
 
-8 # babaregi 2015-12-10 13:10
Quoting Roland:
If true (it is rumored to be true in France and maybe Belgium as well), you should be able to figure out the point. It is fairly obvious.


'Obvious' is a relative term when speaking to people that carry a strong bias (like the RSN posters here) when they're confronted with information that doesn't fit their worldview. The world doesn't 'show-up' for them the way it does for others that have a different filter in their heads.

Most of the posters here don't think that there's such a thing as a Liberal bigot and, if there were, it's certainly not the case for themselves.

The 'Group-Think Force' is strong here!

http://melindascollins.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/patience-yoda.jpg
 
 
-25 # rradiof 2015-12-09 23:54
Let's up the ante, how about the Chinese Exlusciion Act of !882 that prevented legal Chinese immigration until 1946? You don't know that do you? Historical context, s'il vous plait, mon freres.
 
 
+15 # ronjazz 2015-12-10 06:49
Quoting rradiof:
Let's up the ante, how about the Chinese Exlusciion Act of !882 that prevented legal Chinese immigration until 1946? You don't know that do you? Historical context, s'il vous plait, mon freres.


Proudly irrelevant and anti-American, I see.
 
 
+8 # bmiluski 2015-12-10 12:12
radiof......I did know about the Chinese Exclusion Act. So what? It was an abomination then as it would be now. You think that validates trump's anti-Muslim rantings?
Once upon a time slavery was legal, here in the US. Should we go back to that? Would you approve of it if trump approved of it?
 
 
+8 # Cappucino 2015-12-10 00:08
The next to go: Unitarians. O.o
 
 
+10 # janie1893 2015-12-10 00:15
Trump could be sent home to hide if a few million Americans would each make a sign and put it in a window, on the front door, on facebook, etc. Very simple sign--NO TRUMP!
 
 
-10 # Depressionborn 2015-12-10 00:46
most like what Trump is saying. To them it is reality. Rumor is that RNC [read Bush dynasty] has assassination plans.

And rsn janies reads like RNC false flag trolls.
 
 
+20 # Old4Poor 2015-12-10 01:01
No, most do NOT like what Trump is saying. It is a percentage of a smaller percentage of the GOP voters, which are less than half the electorate.
 
 
+5 # bmiluski 2015-12-10 12:16
Depression....o nly 30% of republicans support trump. Which means 70% do not. Add to that 100% of democrats that do not support him, you're left with...Most DO NOT LIKE what trump is saying.
 
 
+5 # overanddone 2015-12-10 05:34
Will his suporters and the Media following Trump hold him to his rhetoric?
Mr. Trump now can put his bluster to the test...."The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don't kid yourself. When they say they don't care about their lives, you have to take out their families," Trump said.
If Trump does not make killing the child, parents and sister of Syed Rizwan Farook, and to hunt down the family of Tashfeen Malik, a first day in office pledge, he is a blowhard and liar and like those attracted to his message of hate and fear a coward.
At this his first opportunity to make good on his bravado will he double down or slink away.
 
 
-19 # johnmortl 2015-12-10 06:11
Would this potential ban include those narrow minded devotees who blindly believe in that pseudo-religiou s cult misnamed the Holocaust?
 
 
+13 # ronjazz 2015-12-10 06:50
Quoting johnmortl:
Would this potential ban include those narrow minded devotees who blindly believe in that pseudo-religious cult misnamed the Holocaust?



So they let you use the computer at the mental hospital, do they?
 
 
+6 # bmiluski 2015-12-10 12:19
Oh no..Johnnyboy.. .Another troll heard from. Go back to your basement. Mama has made your lunch.
 
 
-4 # johnmortl 2015-12-10 14:38
I see that we have some fanatical believers spewing their hate in place of examining the factual basis their pseudo-religiou s myth. I was reading yet another puff peace trying mightily to deify Primo Levi in the Atlantic. I wasn't surprised that they conveniently omitted some of his more bizarre claims. For example, he has claimed to have seen a guard walk among the Auschwitz inmates with a sward hacking off peaces of their flesh and throwing it into a bucket. Thats not all. It gets even better. The contracting of the muscles and nerves in the chunks of flesh made the bucket magically jump all around. Even pseudo-religion s need their miracle's.
 
 
+18 # Vegan_Girl 2015-12-10 07:05
The current political discourse is so bizarre that it is hard to tell the straight news apart from the Borovitz satirical articles.
 
 
+3 # Depressionborn 2015-12-10 18:38
there isn't any
 
 
+9 # JayaVII 2015-12-10 10:13
FBI statistics show that 80 percent of stock market fraud is committed by Episcopalians. How long will this crime wave be allowed to continue? Send them all back to Canterbury, where they belong.
 
 
+2 # janie1893 2015-12-10 16:12
NO TRUMP! NO TRUMP! NO TRUMP! NO TRUMP!
 
 
+2 # Skippydelic 2015-12-10 16:21
I'm not quite sure that Andy's piece IS satire…

Case in point: A Trump supporter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHi8mtG-erM

Game, set, match. :-(
 
 
+3 # Femihumanist 2015-12-10 19:11
Hey Great!! Only Atheists will remain.
 
 
0 # Allanfearn 2015-12-12 06:02
If you turn him loose, he will settle in Scotland, which just now he could probably buy - the last First Minister made him a present of Aberdeenshire a year or two back. Show some fellow feeling for the rest of the world, for once, and revoke his passport.
 

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