Progressive celebrity extraordinaire and outspoken political actor George Takei has weighed in on Donald Trump’s outrageous plan to ban all Muslims from America. Of course, like all sane people, Takei is condemning the hateful rhetoric. In an interview with Thomas Roberts on MSNBC, the actor, who was once a prisoner in a Japanese internment camp, roundly blasted Donald Trump’s dangerous ideas, saying:
“It’s ironic that he made that comment on December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, the very event that put us in those internment camps.”
“In the 1980’s Congress organized a commission to look into the reasons why that internment happened. They found that it was three things that brought that about. One was racial hysteria, second was war hysteria, and third was failure of political leadership.”
“Donald Trump is the perfect example of that failure.
“What Donald Trump is talking about is something that’s going to make his logo, ‘America: Disgraced Again.'”
He’s right, of course. Using Pearl Harbor Day to make such a despicable announcement truly puts the icing on that very black cake.
Watch Takei’s remarks below, via MSNBC:
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