Legendary Journalist Reminds Trump Of The Dangers Of Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
The never-ending news cycle shows no sign of slowing down its coverage of Republican presidential hopeful and provocateur, Donald Trump. His most recent comments proposing a ban on all Muslims from entering the United States as tourists or immigrants, has riled up not only the media, but his own party as well. Veteran newsman Tom Brokaw was just one who had harsh words for Trump’s most recent idea.
In a report on NBC News, Brokaw said, “Trump’s statements, even in a season of extremes, is a dangerous proposal that overrides history, the law, and the foundation of American itself.” He then shared how in his lifetime alone, Americans have been witness to “paranoia over reason.” History often remembers the German concentration camps for the Jews during World War II, but people often forget or overlook America’s own not-s0-pretty part in denying their own citizens civil rights. Japanese Americans were also herded into internment camps, losing their livelihoods and their very basic freedoms. Brokaw goes on to speak of Joseph McCarthy and his Communist witch-hunts and the fight of African Americans just to be treated equally. He warns that ISIS, the terrorist organization behind last month’s Paris attacks and who inspired the recent shooting in San Bernardino, is likely to use Trump’s inflammatory and hate-filled speeches as a very effective recruiting tool.
Wow, what a day. So many foolish people that refuse to acknowledge the tremendous danger and uncertainty of certain people coming into U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2015