A Muslim doctor left liberal-leaning CNN stunned live on the air when she revealed that President Donald Trump and Republicans are actually “beloved” in many parts of the Islamic world.
“One thing the viewers should know, this president and this administration is often castigated as Islamophobic, but I move in the Muslim world, in Egypt, in Oman, in Jordan, in Iraqi Kurdistan, where this president is beloved,” Dr. Ahmed said. “This president and the Republican Party going back to George Bush is very dearly held.”
She continued: “Today is the anniversary of Halabja, the massacre of 180,000 Kurds at the hands of Saddam Hussein. That only change would [be] because of a Republican president. So it is very important not to lose so much perspective that we start believing our entire government is Islamophobic. That is not the case.”
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The doctor went on to address claims from liberals that President Trump didn’t go far enough in his condemnation of the horrific mass shooting in New Zealand.
“I did see his very categorical condemnation of the events in New Zealand and that was gratifying,” she said. “And I also feel that he needs to do the same about white supremacy, not only the United States, but globally.”
She added: “There is nothing — the president has no responsibility if a fanatic mentions him in a manifesto. A fanatic could equally mention me. So I don't think that is his responsibility. But, yes, I would like to see President Trump condemn all forms of lethal bigotry.”
It’s a surprise that CNN didn’t cut the feed in the middle of the interview.