Dear MoveOn member,
Today, hate and bigotry were broadcast on televisions across our nation. In his speech about Sunday's massacre, Donald Trump spewed vitriol about immigrants and Muslims.1 He promoted an immature, vicious response. He mocked those who begged for peace.2 And he spread lies about the terrorist attack in Orlando.3
Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has exploited a violent, heartbreaking tragedy that took nearly fifty innocent lives to promote his own violent, heartless agenda. It's disgusting.
Even worse? He could bring this venom of hate and violence to the White House. We can’t let that happen.
In his speech, Trump claimed that nobody could be an ally to the LGBT community unless they opposed immigration. This idea that he is promoting—that we must single out one group of people to hate—contributes to these kinds of violent situations in the first place.
We know that a President Trump would only make our nation a more dangerous and hateful place—a place where these kinds of tragedies would likely become ever more common. That’s why we’re asking you to join us in stopping him from ever reaching the White House.
In response to this tragedy, Americans are standing up to say, "This is not who we are." But speaking out is not enough. We must take action to keep this hate-filled bigot from ever becoming president.
Thanks for all you do,
—Justin, Emily, Manny, Maria, and the rest of the team
1. "Transcript: Donald Trump's national security speech," Politico, June 13, 2016
2. "Donald Trump just blasted Hillary Clinton in his first major speech since the Orlando attack," Yahoo Finance, June 13, 2016
3. "Donald Trump Went Off-Script to Lie About Where the Orlando Shooter Was Born," Gawker, June 13, 2016
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