O’Malley: Trump’s ‘Fascist Demagoguery’ on Banning Muslims Is ‘Unscrupulous’

Monday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Democratic presidential candidate and former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) reacted to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calling to block all Muslims from entering the United States and said Trump’s “fascist demagoguery” is “bad for the fabric of America.”

O’Malley said, “I think this is the sort of  fascist demagoguery every responsible citizen in the United States has the responsibility to speak out against. This sort of language and the context of a presidential campaign, of all things, plays right into the hands of ISIL. This is exactly the sort of behavior from unscrupulous politicians that is bad for our country’s security. It’s bad for the fabric of America and it does damage to the very values that we need to hold tight in order to confront this threat. I just find this language absolutely appalling. Who is he going to start with? Is he going to start with Muslim Americans in our armed forces? They can’t come home? Who is he talking about? Is he talking about Engineers that do business abroad? It’s just outrageous behavior. It is the sort of demagoguery that oftentimes precedes fascism. All of us have a responsibility to speak out against it.”

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