White House thumps Trump over Muslim comments

The White House angrily challenged Republicans to denounce their party’s presidential frontrunner Donald Trump Tuesday, claiming his “toxic” plan to ban Muslims from entering the country should disqualify him from office. Painting Trump as a “carnival barker” with “fake hair” whose campaign belonged in the “dustbin of history,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Trump’s plan to refuse even American-born Muslims entry to the United States were patently unconstitutional. The unusually strident language from the White House podium reflects concern about the impact of Trump’s comments in the wake of a mass shooting that killed 14 in California that is being blamed on Islamic extremists.

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