If you’ve been horrified by the way Trump talks about people who are different than him, you’re not alone. It’s unacceptable behavior for anybody, let alone a president. Since he first stepped on the campaign trail, he’s mocked and insulted women, immigrants, people with disabilities, and people of color. Plus, he won’t leave Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar alone for some reason.
Sadly, Minnesotans are suffering the consequences of his his sick rhetoric. We should celebrate our rich cultural diversity, and we do, but many Minnesotans are feeling the shockwaves of Trump’s words in their communities.
And it’s not just here. All across the country, we’ve been shocked by the photos and stories of immigrants fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, only to be met with cruel treatment and unsafe conditions in the United States. Innocent children are being separated from their parents and made to sleep on the floor. People are being corralled into overcrowded rooms and told to drink from toilets if they’re thirsty. These conditions aren’t just wrong, they can be deadly.
That’s what happens when hateful ideology becomes hateful policy.
Minnesotans are fed up. We’ve marched, organized, and called for action, but Trump and his conservative allies continue to spread fear and hate across Minnesota and the country.
Hate isn’t who we are, and we need to send a message to Trump that we look out for friends and neighbors in Minnesota, no matter what we look like or where we come from. Sign up to receive news and action alerts from ABM, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest.