LeBron James has spoken out against President Trump’s executive order regarding immigration and refugees, saying the order “divides,” and “excludes people.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James said, “I am not in favor of this policy or any policy that divides and excludes people. I stand with the many, many Americans who believe this does not represent what the United States is all about. And we should continue to speak out about it.”
Of course, “many, many Americans” also agree with President Trump’s executive order regarding immigration.
That order, which Trump signed one week after assuming office, laid out a plan for a temporary 90-day halt to immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries, a 120-day halt to refugee admittance, plus an indefinite halt to refugee admittance from Syria. This allows the administration to ensure that no terrorists enter the country, while putting an appropriate vetting system into place.
James, who strongly supported Hillary Clinton during the election, doesn’t address the issue of potential terrorists infiltrating the country through the immigration/refugee process. He just doesn’t agree with Trump.
As James explains it, “we should all continue to speak up and fight for ideas that bring people together regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs or any other differences.”
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