Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter calls Republican president frontrunner Donald Trump, “an ***hole.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Philadelphia Mayor on Trump: ‘He’s an ***hole’
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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter condemned on Tuesday (December 8) Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, calling the candidate “an ***hole.”
Nutter’s comments, which came during a news conference with his city’s religious leaders, were just the latest in a slew of angry responses directed at Trump. It’s unclear what the question was that prompted Nutter’s response.
The billionaire on Monday called for blocking Muslims, including would-be immigrants, students, tourists and other visitors, from entering the country following last week’s California shooting spree by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized.
It was the most dramatic response by a presidential candidate following the San Bernardino, California, shooting rampage, even as other Republicans have called for a suspension of President Barack Obama’s plan to allow in some refugees from Syria.
The White House called on Republicans to say they would not support Trump, currently the party’s front-runner for the November 2016 election. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said his comments could undermine U.S. security.
The prime ministers of France and the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and Muslim residents of Asian countries all denounced the real-estate mogul’s comments.
But Trump said his ideas were no worse than those of then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who oversaw the internment of more than 110,000 people in U.S. government camps after Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.