Donald Trump is officially a terrible person.
Well, we’ve known he was terrible
for a good long while now, but his latest move really just takes the whole terrible cake.
In case you missed it, Trump just signed an executive order that many are referring to the “Muslim Ban.” The order prevents anyone from Syria, Libya, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia from entering the country.
Refugees from these countries, people with visas, people with green cards who have families and careers in the U.S.? If they’re abroad for any reason, they can’t come back.
Also worth noting: though the banning of refugees is temporary, in the future they will be given a “religious test” before entering the country. Christians will receive preference.
Oh, and one more thing: Trump is fine with people from predominantly Muslim countries to which he has business ties.
It’s alarming, it’s horrifying, and it obviously discriminatory.
See how celebrities are reacting to Trump’s order, which is now in effect.
“He doesn’t understand that this will lead to people in America becoming radicalized as a result of his ignorance and cruelty.”
“THESE are the HUMAN BEINGS Trump banned today. REFUGEES fleeing ISIS. Children. Their families. Shame on him. May God help us.”
“That the President of the United States would order on Holocaust Memorial Day the banning of a people due to their religion is reprehensible. To our Muslim neighbors in the world: I & tens of millions of others are so very sorry. The majority of Americans did not vote 4 this man.”
“WW2- USA Turned Away Thousands of Jewish Refugees Fearing That They Were Nazi Spies. TODAY- Trump signs order banning Syrian refugees.”
“The 9/11 attackers were from Saudi Arabia, Egypt & UAE–not the 7 nations in the immigration ban. These all do have Trump properties though.”
“What’s happening is repugnant. We’re supposed to be unique, a haven. We’re betraying our heroes.”
“I have worked for decades on religious tolerance. @realDonaldTrump’s Muslim ban is against everything this country was founded on. Shameful.”
“We are not separate from the past. We cannot cannot cannot turn away people in need. Period.”
“It’s like we’re watching history repeat itself but only half the population know how bad it turns out.”
“130 million people from 7 country [sic] are being denied entry, if you were on a plane and landed you are not allowed in, where’s the outrage?”
“My best friend, Alaa Mohammad Khaled, is Muslim. His parents were Palestinian refugees. His brother is DJ Khaled. #RefugeesWelcome.”
“Really want to smack the hell out of folk lamenting what Trump ‘is doing.’ He told every1 his plan from jump!”
“Along with liar, racist, misogynist, fool, infantile, sick, narcissist-with the Muslim ban we can now add heartless & evil to DT’s repertoire.”
“More than ever we need these stories to spread light over the darkness of policies than ban our Muslim brothers and sisters from our shores.”
“Can’t believe he’s actually doing the disgusting unconstitutional things he promised to do. The Muslim ban is awful & will not be tolerated. Refugees are FLEEING TERROR. They are not terrorists.”
“‘Dad, are we finally safe from people who come from countries where Trump has no business interests?’
“I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war. I am heartbroken that America is turning its back on a proud history of welcoming refugees and immigrants — the people who helped build your country, ready to work hard in exchange for a fair chance at a new life … In this time of uncertainty and unrest around the world, I ask President Trump not to turn his back on the world’s most defenseless children and families.”
“‘I had always hoped that this land might become a safe & agreeable Asylum to the virtuous & persecuted part of mankind.’ —George Washington”
“I promise that our administration will ALWAYS have your back. We will ALWAYS be with you!”