Donald Trump for President 2016: Jeb Bush attacks him on suggesting database to track Muslims
Donald Trump had said that if elected as the next president of the United States, he will create a database of Muslims in the country showing their religion. The announcement was so much abhorring that the whole world was left stunned, unable to find words to denounce the horrible idea.
Though Donald Trump is known for his foot in mouth disease, these past weeks he is leading the Islamophobia drive in the US. Earlier he had claimed he will shut the mosques across the nation that claims to be the champion of freedom.
The real estate czar had last week said he will shutter the mosques in the US. â€œNobody wants to say this and nobody wants to shut down religious institutions or anything, but you understand thisâ€¦We’re gonna have no choiceâ€¦There’s absolutely no choice. Some really bad things are happening and they’re happening fastâ€.
In another interview Donald Trump said, â€œYou’re gonna have to do somethingâ€¦Some bad things are happening – and a lot of them are happening in the mosque. And you’re gonna have to do something. And I’m not the only one saying this. Other countries are saying this, frankly. But some really bad things are happeningâ€
There is no denying the fact that such statements are forcing many to wonder if Islamophobia has become an official Republican stand.
Nonetheless former Florida Governor tried to repair his image when he said it was simply abhorrent. â€œI find it abhorrent that Donald Trump is suggesting we register people…Youâ€™re talking about internment. Youâ€™re talking about closing mosques. Youâ€™re talking about registering people. And thatâ€™s just wrong â€” I donâ€™t care about campaignsâ€¦Itâ€™s not a question of toughness â€” itâ€™s manipulating peopleâ€™s angst and their fears. Thatâ€™s not strength. Thatâ€™s weaknessâ€, Jeb Bush told CNBC Friday.