Aziz Ansari: 'Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family'
Comedian, actor and author Aziz Ansari wrote a New York Times op-ed about Donald Trump, accusing him of "spewing hate speech" that makes him afraid for his Muslim immigrant family.
Ansari wrote that "being Muslim American already carries a decent amount of baggage," but after Trump, "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," the Parks and Recreation actor wrote.
Ansari said that the "overwhelming number" of Muslim Americans have as much in common with the Orlando terrorist as a typical white person does with "any of the white terrorists who shoot up movie theaters or schools or abortion clinics."
Finally, after describing his experience after 9/11, Ansari took the presumptive GOP nominee to task over a tweet after the Orlando attack in which he said "Appreciate the congrats."
"It appears that day he was the one who was celebrating after an attack," he wrote.
Read the piece here.