Thursday, November 17, 2016

This Trump Supporter Actually Likened The Proposed Muslim Registry To Japanese Internment Camps

A well-known Donald Trump surrogate alarmed viewers when he said the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II was a legal precedent for a registry of Muslim immigrants.

Carl Higbie, spokesman of the pro-Trump Great America political action committee (PAC) and a former Navy Seal, said in an interview Wednesday with Fox News in response to reports of the proposed registry:

To be perfectly honest, it is legal. They say it will hold constitutional muster. I know the ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union] is going to challenge it, but I think it will pass. We've done it with Iran back a while ago. We did it during World War II with Japanese. Call it what you will, maybe wrong.

Megyn Kelly, the Fox News anchor, picked up on the statement and challenged Higbie, saying: "You're not proposing we go back to the days of internment camps, I hope?"

Read full article https://www.buzzfeed.com/aishagani/trump-supporter-cites-japanese-internment-camps?utm_term=.rxKLME4Ka#.fwMbmkqDK

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