You know you’ve said something just truly evil when Darth Vader himself stands up and goes, “Chill out, man!” Tapping into the rabid anti-Muslim sentiment currently coursing through the Republican Party, GOP Presidential frontrunner and 300-pound candy corn Donald Trump released a statement on Monday calling on the United States to stop all Muslims from entering the country. Whether they are immigrants, refugees, tourists or students, The Donald wants to make sure that anyone who believes in the Koran is denied entrance into this country.
Well, the celebrity billionaire cum fascist dictator got the attention he desperately wanted with this little stunt, as the media and political world centered all of its collective attention on Trump. Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show shortly after The Donald’s statement was released, former Vice-President Dick Cheney weighed in with his thoughts. The architect of the Iraq War — and the person perhaps most responsible for the destabilization in the Middle East that brought rise to ISIS — echoed the feelings of most conservative political leaders by immediately refuting Trump.
“I think this whole notion that somehow we can just say no more Muslims, just ban a whole religion, goes against everything we stand for and believe in,” said the man who caused hundreds of thousands of Muslims’ deaths. “I mean, religious freedom has been a very important part of our history and where we came from. A lot of people, my ancestors got here, because they were Puritans.”
Seriously, when the most malevolent, least-sympathetic, biggest lover of endless war calls you out for being over the top in your evilness, you’ve definitely accomplished something.
Below is audio of Cheney criticizing Trump to Hewitt, courtesy of the Hugh Hewitt Show: