Donald Trump recently announced a policy he would bring in if he was elected president, a total ban on Muslims from entering the USA, which he announced prior to a rally he was holding in South Carolina saying it was the "common sense" thing to do.
Coming as tensions are high after the San Bernardino shooting, Trump played to people's fears and played on his own increasingly outrageous and outlandish proposals. The "total and complete shutdown” of the US borders to Muslim immigrants would include students and tourists.
“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.” Trump said.
Naturally people were dismayed and shocked and just plain disbelieving that Trump would say something so ridiculous, in a country that has been accepting immigrants of all nationalities and creeds and religions since it was formed.
Politicians, the public, and celebrities took to twitter to express their dismay not only at Trump's comments but also that they were embraced by the people who support him.
Here's some of the horror and the humor that met Trump's insane and preposterous idea.