Many people are displeased with the Trump administration. From hateful, ignorant policies, to clear demonstrations of ignorant bigotry laced with the immature words of a bullying man-baby, Trump has his bases covered when it comes to alienating powerful global leaders.
Now Donald Trump’s very own local religious leader, Cardinal Dolan of New York City, has some choice words for the president, who only days ago called Haiti, Nigeria and some African countries “shitholes”.
Cardinal Dolan tweeted:
‘Rev. King, my fellow pastor, we miss you more than ever. You so powerfully upheld the dignity of every human person, made in God’s image and likeness. You would remind us today that no country is a “hole” no person unworthy of respect.’
Although he didn’t address the president by name, it’s obvious that the “hole” reference is to a statement made by Trump regarding immigrants from “shithole countries.” The president denies making the statement, but Democratic senators present have confirmed that he did, indeed, make the insensitive and blatantly racist comment.
Rev. King, my fellow pastor, we miss you more than ever. You so powerfully upheld the dignity of every human person, made in God’s image and likeness. You would remind us today that no country is a “hole,” no person unworthy of respect.
— Cardinal Dolan (@CardinalDolan) January 15, 2018
Below are some of the top Twitter responses to Cardinal Dolan’s message, where many people felt that the Cardinal shouldn’t have made a tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. a political message, and others pointed out that King lived the life of a political activist:
Cardinal Dolan faced criticism after speaking during Donald Trump’s inauguration, but a very short period of time later, less than a month, Dolan was already speaking out publicly about Trump’s racist and unreasonable immigration policies.
A year ago, Cardinal Dolan criticized the president after he implemented his “ban on Muslims.” The criticism came after Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda cancelled a scheduled visit to the United States after caring for refugees. Carinal Donald remarked:
‘That’s not good for America. That’s not good for refugees. This has got to be thought out better.’
Warda noted the reason for his cancelled visit was directly related to the political climate and said that Dolan was “one of the most loving men in the world.”
You can watch the Cardinal rip the president’s proposed immigration policy in the video below courtesy of Fox 5 NY:
Although the president took to his favorite social media account to praise King’s words and message days ago, Trump is the antithesis of everything that Martin Luther King Jr. stood for. Even Cardinal Dolan, from Trump’s hometown of New York, New York can see right through him.
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