Just one day after former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump for president, a diversity coalition launched a campaign called “Stop Hate Dump Trump“.
It’s supported by entertainers, scholars, religious leaders and activists that have decried Trump’s hateful speech towards minorities and marginalized groups on the website http://www.stophatedumptrump.com/.
We have witnessed Trump inciting hatred against Muslims, immigrants, women, the disabled. We have seen him evidencing dangerous tendencies that threaten the bedrock of democracy: unleashing a lynch mob mentality against protestors, calling for the expulsion of Muslims from the country, bullying, and fear-mongering.”
This comes a month after director Alejandro Inarritu and actor Diego Luna penned a similar open letter about Trump’s dangerous rhetoric causing an uptick in violence towards Hispanics.
So far the website has received over 6000 pledges in which signers promise to speak out against Trump’s hate speech and fight for a more inclusive democracy that promotes progress for all Americans.
History has shown us what happens when people refuse to stand against hate-filled leaders.
We pledge ourselves to speak out in every way possible against the politics of hate and exclusion he represents,” states the website.
This all comes just less than two weeks before the Iowa caucus which will help each party determine its eventual nominee. Currently, Donald Trump leads the GOP polls in that state by 30% and Cruz trails him by four points.