Donald Trump’s Statement Repugnant and Unacceptable

December 7, 2015

Donald Trump’s statement today calling for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslim immigration to the United States is repugnant and unacceptable. This statement is the latest in a string of deeply bigoted and Islamophobic remarks by Mr. Trump and others seeking to stoke and take political advantage of rank hatred.

Categorically demonizing the adherents of an entire faith is a fundamental affront to American values. This kind of rhetoric cannot be simply ignored or explained away – it is dangerous and inflammatory, and should be uniformly condemned by all those who care about the future of our country and the state of our democracy.