Trump’s New Muslim Ban Just as Un-American and Dangerous As the First One

WASHINGTON – DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Donald Trump signed his second Muslim ban:

“Trump’s obsession with religious discrimination is disgusting, un-American, and outright dangerous. Don’t be fooled – he promised again and again during his campaign that he would single out and persecute a specific religious group, and that’s exactly what he’s trying to do now.

“This second Muslim ban is just as unconstitutional as the last one and it isn’t making us any safer. A memo leaked by Trump’s own Department of Homeland Security flatly contradicts his unfounded claim that citizens of the countries targeted are more likely to pose a terrorist threat. A number of terrorism experts opposed to this ban have also made it clear that it only fuels radicalization and extremism, increasing the likelihood of terrorist attacks. 

“These bans cause chaos at our airports, costs our economy billions, and worst of all, it's fueling discrimination against the Muslim community. This is not who we are as a country.

“It’s obvious today that Trump hasn't read the constitution and couldn't care less about the facts. We look forward to the day the courts once again rule against President Trump.”