Democratic Party candidate for president U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders had harsh words Monday night after hearing Donald Trump's idea to ban Muslims from immigrating into the country until the federal government can adopt a better means of protecting its citizens from Islamist attacks.
"It's fun for the political media to treat Donald Trump like he's the lead character in a soap opera or the star player on a baseball team," he said. "But the truth is his language is dangerous, especially as it empowers his supporters to act out against Muslims, Latinos, and African-Americans."
The senator shared those comments in a campaign fundraising email he released late Monday evening.
"The United States is a great nation when we stand together, but we are weak when we allow racism and xenophobia to divide us," he added. "So let's send a message that we stand together."
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