Trump Surrogate Cites Japanese Internment Camps As 'Precedent' for Proposed Muslim Registry

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The Muslim registry that Donald Trump has been talking about for over a year has reentered the public discourse with the election of Donald Trump and his horrible, pudding-faced minions are citing the Japanese internment camps as precedent.


Carl Higbie, the head of Trump-supporting PAC Great America, showed up on Fox News Wednesday to discuss the proposed registry, which would be a part of Trump’s “extreme vetting” of immigrants from Muslim countries. In Higbie’s brief appearance, shot from what I can only assume is the pits of Hell, he lays out pretty clearly that this proposed Muslim registry wouldn’t be quite like the internment camps, but might be kind of like them, maybe.

“You can’t be citing Japanese internment camps as precedent for anything the President-elect is gonna do,” explains an incredulous Megyn Kelly, but I don’t think he really gets it. For the record, that is precisely what Higbie is citing, breathing new life into something that people may have quietly worried about in the past, when Trump’s presidency seemed like a long shot.

I am running out of new and fresh ways to describe just how awful this is, so let me be blunt: This is terrifying and bad. We’re fucked.



Just a reminder...

Antonin Scalia said that the Korematsu decision was possibly the worst Supreme Court decision after Dred Scott and Plessy v. Ferguson.

When a policy is too extreme for Scalia, it’s really and truly a fucked up policy.