Yesterday, a driver plowed a truck into a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring 48 people. Before the German police could even determine if the incident was truly a terrorist attack, Donald Trump said that “ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad.” He also tweeted that the “civilized world must change thinking.”
Today the President-elect explained what the civilized thinking looks like:
“Folks, civilized thinking in a fight against terrorism first of all means big league waterboarding. If I hadn’t been busy creating one of the greatest business assets in the world, I would have invented waterboarding myself. In any case, it was our civilized world that perfected waterboarding.
If there is one thing I trust the CIA to do, it is waterboarding; so enough with their time-wasting investigations into my friend Putin and the whole Russian hacking thing.
Second, folks, I mentioned this during my campaign — and I mentioned it first — we have to go after terrorist families. What does it say about us and our civilization if some Abdullah drives a truck into our Christian families and we don’t kill his wife, grandmother, second cousin, and his small children?!
Finally, folks, the truly civilized thinking is also about embracing the ban on Muslim religion. When I’m in office, we will adopt a big-league wholesale ban on anyone who even remotely looks like Muslim. A wholesale discrimination is truly what makes our civilized world great.”
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