Donald Trump went the next mile today, “calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what’s going on.”

Reason: Survey says lots of Americans hate Muslims.

Got anybody else you despise? Put them on the ban list, too.

You might weep, but people like Sen. Jason Rapert will cheer.

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It is hard to imagine a posture more cowardly, un-American or un-Christian. Which doesn’t mean it won’t be a winner with Republican primary “values” voters who believe in American exceptionalism first, last and always.