Earnest Slams Trump for ‘Vacuous Sloganeering ... Outright Lies ... the Fake Hair’

‘Today the newly elected speaker of the House said that he would vote for Donald Trump for president if he is the party’s nominee’

UNKNOWN REPORTER: “To follow-up on Donald Trump, his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.. Could you say if the present will be doing anything more beyond what he said in a speech on Sunday in terms of calling for more tolerance towards Muslims? Will he be talking about this more? Will he be — maybe having some sort of a public meeting with Muslims, maybe traveling to a Muslim community to sort of counter the sentiments against Muslims that seem to be growing in the U.S.?”

EARNEST: “Well, I don’t have any updates to the president’s schedule about this. And as you point out, this is something the president talked about quite extensively and most recently in his address to the nation on Sunday. Let me just step back and say that the Trump campaign for months now has had a dustbin of history like quality to it. From the vacuous sloganeering to the outright lies, to even the fake hair. The whole carnival barker routine that we’ve seen for some time now. The question now is about the rest of the Republican Party, and whether or not they’re going to be dragged into the dustbin of history with him. And right now the current trajectory is not very good. Earlier this year House Republicans elected their leadership — somebody who famously bragged to a reporter that he is David Duke without the baggage. Earlier this month we saw the executive director of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee was advising candidates about how they could ride the Trump wave. And just today — today, the newly elected speaker of the House said that he would vote for Donald Trump for president if he is the party’s nominee.”

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