Donald Trump Recommits to Religious Discrimination
As you know, in January of 2016 Donald Trump released his first presidential campaign television advertisement, declaring that he was “calling for a temporary shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until we can figure out what’s going on.”
Many people said that Donald Trump couldn’t seriously be proposing a wholesale program of religious discrimination in immigration. They said that once the Republican primaries were over, he would reveal his “true,” tolerant, open-minded, non-discriminatory self.
The Republican primaries are over. And here’s what Donald Trump told NBC News:
“Lester Holt: You’ve said a lot of things, we’ve talked about this, things that have shocked people, outraged people about a temporary ban on Muslim immigration to your characterizations of Mexican immigrants. Those things worked for you. They resonated. They worked, they got you to where you are today. But as you try to appeal to the entire country, do you stand by them? Do you stand, for example, by a ban on foreign Muslims coming in?
Donald Trump: I do.”
He’s made himself clear: a vote for Donald Trump is a vote for religious discrimination.
Come November, it’s your turn to speak. What do you say?