After President Trump had signed the new version of his Muslim ban, the Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center described Trump’s ban as racist and unconstitutional.
Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, “President Trump’s allegedly new executive order banning Muslims isn’t new at all. The President has taken the same ban, still based on his racist targeting of Muslims, and has put it inside a Trojan Horse that has crossed the border into unconstitutional terrain. But no matter how you wrap it, racism is still racism, and a ban targeting any group based on its religion still violates equal protection of the laws.”
Trump Sec. of State Rex Tillerson stood before the cameras and claimed that Trump had the legal right to enact the ban and that the Executive Order was about keeping America safe. Tillerson’s comments confirmed that point that the Anne Frank Center was making. Muslim ban 2.0 is the same executive order with a few tweaks.
The purpose remains the same. Trump is trying to unconstitutionally demonize and ban Muslims in violation of the Constitution.
A few tweaks don’t make the ban any less racist, discriminatory based on religion, or unconstitutional.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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