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#TrumpIsDisqualifiedParty trends on Twitter after White House comments

Posted at 4:11 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 17:29:10-05

NEW YORK – White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke frankly about Donald Trump's proposed Muslim ban Tuesday, and unintentionally inspired the hilarious #TrumpIsDisqualifiedParty trend on Twitter in the process.

"The first thing a president does, when he or she takes the oath of office, is to swear an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," Earnest said.  "And the simple fact is, that what Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president."

Trump sparked an international backlash when he said that the United States should ban all Muslims from entering the country in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings.

Twitter users worldwide jumped on news of Trump's alleged "disqualification" and got ready for the #TrumpIsDisqualifiedParty:

As the hype grew, some people decided to find out if Trump was actually getting disqualified, and they got some devastating news:

That didn't stop some from trying to find a possible silver lining: