New York - Following Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s hateful comment to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. on Monday, Hillary Clinton’s right-hand woman lashed out at his “racist” rhetoric.
New York – Following Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s hateful comment to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. on Monday, Hillary Clinton’s right-hand woman lashed out at his “racist” rhetoric.
Huma Abedin, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s vice chair, wrote an email to their campaign supporters slamming Trump’s remarks, according to the Time magazine‘s website.
“I’m a proud Muslim – but you don’t have to share my faith to share my disgust,” Abedin said.
“Trump wants to literally write racism into our law books,” she added.
According to Abedin, Donald Trump is acting out of fear and using controversial think tank polls to allegedly justify his claims.
“His Islamophobia doesn’t reflect our nation’s values – it goes far enough to damage out country’s reputation and could even threaten our national security,” Clinton’s vice chair stressed.
“Unfortunately, Trump is leaning into the kind of fear of progress that very well could help him win the nomination. We have to be ready to stop him,” she added.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s plans differ greatly in how they would handle the fight against terrorism and the refugee crisis.
For Clinton, the fight against terrorism and the so-called Islamic State “cannot be an American fight” and she supports the resettlement plan for refugees into the U.S.
Trump, on the other side, wants to impose special ID cards on all Muslims in America, wants to instill hatred and bigotry, and ban all Muslims from stepping on American soil.
Huma Mahmood Abedin is an American political staffer, long-time aide to Hillary Clinton and was her U.S. Secretary of State Deputy Chief of Staff at the State Department.
Abedin was born in Kalamazoo Michigan. Her father was from India and her mother from Pakistan. She speaks English and Arabic.
In 2010, the proud Muslim made Time magazine’s “40 under 40” list of a “new generation of civic leaders” and “rising stars of American politics”.