CNN’s Reza Aslan, host of the network’s “Believer” that investigates the world’s religions, took to Twitter late Saturday to hammer President Donald Trump for opportunistically using the attacks in London to promote his travel ban aimed at Muslims.
As news of the attacks in London spread, Trump first tweeted a link to the Drudge Report before making his pitch for the travel ban — long before offering support for London.
Fears of new terror attack after van ‘mows down 20 people’ on London Bridge…
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) June 3, 2017
We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017
Aslan — a frequent critic of Trump — responded: “This piece of shit is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”
You can see Aslan’s tweet below::
This piece of shit is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind. https://t.co/Dl5tMQMhMO
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 3, 2017