Statement From Mayor Mitch Landrieu On Donald Trump's Recent Remarks About Muslims
NEW ORLEANS – Today, New Orleans Mayor issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Muslims.
Statement from Mayor Landrieu:
“Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims are absolutely disgraceful. As Americans we must reject his poisonous rhetoric, which is reminiscent of David Duke’s racism. Millions of loyal Muslim Americans should not be maligned by the outrageous actions of a few. Muslims are loyal Americans who serve this nation as police officers, firefighters and in the military. We live in a nation where diversity is our greatest strength. Mr. Trump’s brand of politics is dangerous; it makes our nation more dangerous and weakens our ability to defend against terrorists. Together, we can defeat ISIS by strengthening ties with our Muslim friends, not alienating them with ignorant, hateful statements.”