Hillary Clinton slammed GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in an email to her supporters Wednesday for “trafficking in prejudice and paranoia.”
In the email with the subject “My message to Muslim Americans,” she also called his proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. a “shameful” and “dangerous” idea.
“At a time when America should be doing everything we can to fight radical jihadists, Mr. Trump is supplying them with new propaganda. He’s playing right into their hands,” Mrs. Clinton says in the email.
Mr. Trump isn’t the only Republican presidential candidate Mrs. Clinton takes aim at for saying “extreme things” about Muslims.
“Ben Carson says a Muslim shouldn’t be president, Marco Rubio compares Muslims to members of the Nazi party, and Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz have suggested we should only allow Syrian refugees to come to America if they’re Christian.”
Mrs. Clinton’s email goes on to assure Muslim-Americans that they have her support and the support of other Americans.
“What you’re hearing from Trump and other Republicans is absolutely, unequivocally wrong. I’m proud to be your fellow American and many, many other Americans feel the same way.”
Mr. Trump on Monday called for blocking Muslims from entering the U.S., saying, “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, have no sense of reason or respect for life.”
His call for the ban has been widely criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike.