Ibtihaj Muhammad, the Muslim African-American fencer who the left thought should have led her country’s Olympic athletes as its flag-bearer at the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony Friday, is now talking politics — and getting it all wrong.
When CNN interviewed her last week, she was asked for her thoughts on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“I say the words Donald Trump and you say?” CNN special correspondent Jamie Gangel asked Muhammad in an interview that aired Wednesday on “New Day.”
“I don’t know, what do you say? Where do you start?” Muhammad replied.
“Do you think he’s dangerous?” Angel prodded with a leading question.
“I think that his words are very dangerous,” Muhammad replied. “When these types of comments are made, no one thinks about how they really affect people. I’m African-American. I don’t have another home to go to, my family was born here, I was born here. I’ve grown up in Jersey, all my family’s from Jersey. It’s like where do we go?
Where do we go? You go anywhere you like, or stay in New Jersey if that’s where you feel most comfortable.
Trump has said nothing about deporting American citizens — whatever their religious or ethnic background.
Rather, he called for a temporary ban on admitting Muslim refugees from Syria and other war-torn areas of the Middle East until we can get a handle on the situation. One has only to look to Europe to understand the problem.
But Muhammad’s mind was made up long before the interview as her tweet from eight months ago confirms.
Friends don’t let friends like Trump
— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) December 11, 2015
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