CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON DONALD TRUMP MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN PROPOSAL

December 8, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County)  issued the following statement in light of Donald Trump’s proposal to prevent Muslims from entering the United States, as well as Mr. Trump comparing his proposal to policies enacted in World War II that ultimately resulted in the internment of Americans of Japanese descent.

“Donald Trump recently proposed a ban on all Muslims from entering the United States.  He is now trying to justify that bigoted proposal based on policies the U.S. enacted in World War II.  The racist internment of Americans of Japanese descent represented some of the darkest moments in American history – when we betrayed our most sacred values.  Mr. Trump says he might have supported the internment.  Mr. Trump's brand of bigoted and racist demagoguery does nothing to safeguard American families and further underscores a basic truth: He is unfit to be President, and just a really awful person."

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