Is it possible Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump had a more compelling reason to skip Thursday’s debate being hosted by Fox News and Google?
Turns out a Muslim activist and a Mexican immigrant will be allowed to ask questions at the debate, according to the Gateway Pundit.
While it’s not getting much play, Google announced on Tuesday that “three prominent YouTube creators — Nabela Noor, Mark Watson, and Dulce Candy — will join the moderators in the debate to ask candidates a question on an issue that matters to them and their communities.”
But who are these “new voices” that Google is bringing to the debate?
Apparently, Noor is a self-described Muslim activist who has been very critical of Trump. In a December 2015 video, Noor said she was speaking out on “hate crimes against Muslims” because the “current social environment for Muslims today is not safe or just” — an image of Trump is then displayed along with several newspaper headlines announcing that he would shut down mosques if elected.
“We have a presidential candidate whose loudest message reeks of hatred and Islamophobia,” she said at one point in the video.
Noor has also gone after the Republican front-runner on Twitter, Gateway Pundit reported. In a December 2015 tweet, that has since been deleted, she tweeted: “Can we also leave bigotry in 2015? So basically, can Donald Trump go back to Mars before the New Year?”
She is a Bernie Sanders supporter, having posted a photo of herself wearing a “Feel the Bern” sweatshirt:
— Nabela Noor (@Nabela) January 16, 2016
As if all of that wasn’t bad enough, she’s also an apparent Black Lives Matter supporter, having offered words of encouragement to Franchesca Ramsey, host of MTV News’ “Decoded,” an outspoken defender of the anti-cop movement:
@chescaleigh Ooohh girl, Ray Kelly really made my blood boil! Thank God you chimed in and served it! Absolutely loved your responses!
— Nabela Noor (@Nabela) December 5, 2014
As for Dulce Candy, she seemingly advocated on behalf of illegal immigrants when she noted in a YouTube video that she entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico in 1994 — it’s not clear what her current immigration status is.
“We jumped fences… there was a guy helping us out, and we were just staring at the fence,” she said in the video “Draw My Life: Dulce Candy.” “Some random guys trying help us cross the border, but we also crossed a river in the middle of the night…. some guy would carry us on his shoulder to the other side.”
With backgrounds such as these, it’s easy to see how this could be seen as an ambush in the making for Donald Trump.
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