WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama says anti-Muslim rhetoric from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is “not the America we want.”
Obama is arguing that treating Muslim-Americans differently won’t make the US safer. He says it will make the country less safe by fueling the notion among followers of ISIS that the West hates Muslims. Obama lashed out a day after presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump doubled down on his proposal to temporarily ban foreign Muslims from entering the US. Obama says the US was founded on freedom of religion and that there are no religious tests in America. He says such talk makes Muslim-Americans feel like their government is betraying them.