During CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Rashida Tlaib stated those supporting President Trump’s travel ban from high-risk countries and building the wall on the USA’s southern U.S. Mexico border, follow a white supremacy agenda. CNN’s Jake Tapper host of the show asked about a previous statement of Tlaib’s where she felt angry at those following a white supremacy agenda in her country sending a signal across the globe, as though it was some “call to action.”
Tlaib said, “The ones that stay silent and the ones that support the Muslim ban. Not only once, but twice, three times did we in this nation say to the world and to everyone in this country that Muslims don’t belong here. From the fact that every time we talk about a wall, it’s not about a structure, but about xenophobia, it’s about racism. It’s a symbol in so many ways of targeting brown and black people in our country. The fact that we continue to stay silent is what’s going to make us as a country less safe.