Laura Ingraham: I Actually Think Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Speaking to Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, the radio host complained that Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. wasn't "broad enough."

While the immediate reaction by those on the right to GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States was revulsion and outrage, it was really only a matter of time before the conservative media started to buy into the concept and serve as Trump’s hype team. Fox News has already started doing their part, and on Wednesday, right-wing radio host and anti-immigration activist Laura Ingraham took to the air to essentially endorse Trump’s plan. However, in her mind, she doesn’t think he is going far enough.

Speaking to Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum — yes, he’s still running — Ingraham asked the culture warrior what he thought of the celebrity billionaire’s stance on Muslim immigration. After Santorum said that Trump was just dealing with the “reality” of the situation in regards to terrorism and porous borders, he said that he didn’t agree with the policy because it “is too broad.” This led to Ingraham saying that she disagreed with the former Pennsylvania Senator as she feels “it’s not broad enough.”

From the transcript of the show, courtesy of Media Matters:


INGRAHAM: Is that enough though? I mean, you say it’s too broad. You know, I would say it’s not broad enough. I mean, why is it too broad? To me it’s less problematic if you say a pause on all immigration until we kick people out of the country who are on visa overstays, especially those from — well all of them on visa overstays. Go ahead.


INGRAHAM: But how do we know? I mean, I see what you’re saying. I mean, look I’ve said repeatedly, one of my close friends is my doctor, is Muslim. She’s amazing, like amazing, I mean one of — like a family to me. So I hear you on that, but given the volatility of the radicalization that’s going on, that crosses country borders through the internet, it’s almost different today than it was, I’d say five, ten years ago, where wasn’t this internet radicalization that’s so easy. That’s the problem. So that’s why I would say, I don’t even care about the Muslim test. I would say until we enforce the laws that are on the books, and then a lot of the things you propose, you know I’m completely in favor of them. Let’s put all those things in place, and then we can have confidence that the people coming in are great people who want to add something to the country. They’re going to be patriotic, and lovely people. They might be Muslim, they might be Christian, they might be — I don’t know what they are. But they’re going to believe in American values.


And there you have it. Per Ingraham, we need to just completely close the borders and not allow anyone in. While it’s good that Trump is proposing not to allow those dirty dangerous MOOSLEMS into the country, the best way to ensure we are totally safe is to not allow any people in whatsoever. Because, how do you know you aren’t letting in a terrorist, amirite? Can we build a sea wall? Place laser-equipped sharks in the water? Place landmines at our northern and southern borders? How about drone strikes?

Anyone who thought that The Donald calling for a ban on all Muslims might be where the Conservative Entertainment Complex turned its back on Trumpism hasn’t been paying attention for the past 20+ years.

Below is audio of the segment, courtesy of Media Matters:


Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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