Hillary: Trump’s Muslim Ban Shameful, Offensive and Dangerous

Monday on CNN’s Democratic presidential town hall, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States was “not only shameful and offensive,” but also “dangerous.”

Hillary said, “One of the most distressing aspects of this campaign has been the language of Republican candidates, particularly their front runner, that insults, demeans, denigrates different people. He has cast a wide net. He started with Mexicans, he’s currently on Muslims. But I found it particularly harmful the way that he has talked about Muslims. American Muslims, and Muslims around the world. And I have called him out continuously about that. It’s not only shameful and contrary to our values, to say that people of a certain religion should never come to this country or to claim that there are no real people of the Muslim faith who share our values.  And who have the kind of dismissive and insulting approach —It’s not only shameful and offensive, which it is, I think it’s dangerous. And it’s dangerous in several ways. It’s dangerous because American Muslims deserve better, and now their children and they are the target of Islamophobia, of threats. I’ve met a number you have parents who have said their children are afraid to go to school because they are worried about how they will be treated. And we cannot tolerate this. And we must stand up and say, every person in this country deserves to be treated with respect. And we must stand up against the bullying.”

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