Trump Praised Sharia Law In 2008

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So many nuggets of Trump arcana are dropping recently that it makes me wonder just who the hell was doing oppo research for his GOP opponents. If anyone.

Here’s Donald Trump praising sharia law in 2008, not because he admires Muslims or anything, but because it’s easier for Muslim guys to get a divorce, no prenup agreement necessary. 

Yes, really.

In order to avoid admitting to cheating on his wife, Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 97 times during his divorce proceedings with Ivana Trump in 1990, the Huffington Post reported Friday. So it should come as little surprise that Trump had kind words for a system that allows men to divorce their wives without going to court: Saudi Arabia’s Shariah law.

The Republican presidential candidate praised the Islamic law, or Shariah, system during a 60-second syndicated daily radio commentary called “Trumped!” that he recorded from 2004 to 2008. In a January 2008 segment, Trump discussed a news story of a Saudi man who had divorced his wife for watching a television show while alone at home because, in Trump’s telling, the husband considered it tantamount to being alone with a strange man.

“Men in Saudi Arabia have the authority to divorce their wives without going to the courts,” Trump said. “I guess that would also mean they don’t need prenuptial agreements. The fact is, no courts, no judges—Saudi Arabia sounds like a very good place to get a divorce.”

Evangelical Christians supporting Trump were unavailable for comment, as they had all en masse checked into a rehab center for hypocritical bullshit overflow (HBO), a newly discovered psychiatric condition.

To steal a line from Charlie Pierce, this is your democracy, America. Cherish it.

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