Aziz Ansari: Donald Trump Is Scary With Muslim Ban Proposal
Aziz Ansari is going after Donald Trump in an epic op-ed in the New York Times; the comedian blasted the real estate mogul for creating an uneasy environment for Muslim immigrants in the US, like his parents.
Donald Trump and Aziz Ansari do not agree on the effects of immigration on America. The funnyman says that he is fearful of the rise of Trump during this election season. Ansari blames the former reality star for pushing an anti-Muslim ban that puts people like his parents in a precarious situation.
Where did Aziz Ansari attack Donald Trump?
In a New York Times op-ed, the 33-year-old Columbia, South Carolina native slams the presumptive Republican nominee for president because he pushed a divisive agenda after the terrorist attack that occurred in Orlando, Florida on June 12. Trump has made a temporary Muslim ban, one of the cornerstones of his political platform in recent months.
What did the actor write about the controversial business mogul?
The Master of None star explained that after Trump’s proposals had started to gain traction, he asked his mother to stop going to the mosque because he believes it is no longer safe for her to do so. Ansari writes:
Today, with the presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and others like him spewing hate speech, prejudice is reaching new levels. It’s visceral, and scary, and it affects how people live, work and pray. It makes me afraid for my family. It also makes no sense.
He also adds:
The vitriolic and hate-filled rhetoric coming from Mr. Trump isn’t so far off from cursing at strangers from a car window. He has said that people in the American Muslim community “know who the bad ones are,” implying that millions of innocent people are somehow complicit in awful attacks. Not only is this wrongheaded; but it also does nothing to address the real problems posed by terrorist attacks. By Mr. Trump’s logic, after the huge financial crisis of 2007-08, the best way to protect the American economy would have been to ban white males.
Trump, who is usually an excellent counter-puncher, has not responded to the viral op-ed. Comedy stars like Ansari and Louis C.K. have taken a strong stance against Trump and his anti-immigrant policies. What about the general population? Most polls say that Americans do not share some of the Republican’s most extreme views on immigration.
How did commenters react to Ansari’s op-ed?
Most people, who commented online, backed the ideas pushed forward by the comedian. However, some Trump supporters did tell him to leave the country if he no longer feels safe there. Few others did also say that he mischaracterized the positions advocated by their candidate. According to them, Trump loves America so much; that is why he wants to send some immigrants out.
What are your thoughts on Aziz Ansari’s Donald Trump op-ed?