Florida mayor ‘bans’ Donald Trump for suggesting Muslims be banned from entering country

Donald_Trump_Signs_The_Pledge_06St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman isn’t too thrilled with Donald Trump’s proposal to stop all Muslim immigration until “our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

In response, ABC News said he’s banned The Donald from his city “until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps.”

Does he really mean it?  No, according to a report at the Tampa Bay Times, something the ABC report left out (wonder why?):

“You make a ridiculous statement, so you answer with a ridiculous statement,” Kriseman said. “There are some people who thought I was seriously going to ban Donald Trump from St. Petersburg, and that’s obviously not something I would try to do. But his statement was kind of ridiculous, so I thought that it deserved an equal response.”

One person asked:


And he responded:

Meanwhile, a number of Twitter users love his idea:




Others weren’t so thrilled:


The Times added:

Kriseman said he didn’t expect his tweet to take off like it had, but that he welcomed the spotlight on St. Petersburg.

“I very quickly had to take my phone out of my pocket because it wouldn’t stop vibrating,” he said.

It’ll probably be quite busy today as well.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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