- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The mayor of Philadelphia called Donald J. Trump an “a—hole” Tuesday for proposing a ban on all Muslims entering the U.S.

Mayor Michael Nutter’s comment came at a press conference where he and other city officials were calling for tolerance and understanding, a day after a severed pig’s head was found outside a city mosque.

“He’s an a—hole. How can I take seriously foreign policy from someone like that?” Mr. Nutter said of the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. Then, recognizing that he uttered the expletive in front of about 40 faith leaders, including priests and an imam, the mayor said, “I apologize.”

Mr. Trump is scheduled to speak at a GOP fundraiser Friday during the annual Pennsylvania Society weekend in New York City, and the mayor called on state Republicans to disinvite him from the event.

Mr. Nutter said Mr. Trump was using the “playbook of Hitler” and trying to “radicalize Americans against Muslims,” according to BillyPenn.com.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said police are analyzing security video footage of a pickup truck leaving the pig’s head, and that police are closely watching mosques in the city.

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