Today’s (Sept. 19) New Yorker carries an article titled “Poll: Guy who asked Trump Muslim question leads G.O.P. race,” which quoted Donald Trump’s assertion - “If you look back over the past seven years, no one has called Obama a foreign-born Muslim more often than I have.”
The article wraps up with the following lines:
“Trump’s comments did little to slow the momentum of Muslim Question Guy, who drew four thousand people at his first official campaign rally in Concord, New Hampshire, where he vowed to take back the country from Muslim clockmakers.” http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/poll-guy-who-asked-trump-muslim-question-leads-g-o-p-race?
What does “Muslim clockmakers” specifically mean? Is there any particular reason for being clockmakers? Why not any other trades, say smith, mill owners, merchants, or farmers?