Fake president Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and all travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries isn’t going down well. Protests erupted across the country after the poorly worded order was unleashed. On Saturday night, Marie Tillman, Pat Tillman’s widow, joined in by publicly objecting to Trump’s executive order. Pat Tillman gave up his lucrative $3.6 million contract with the NFL in 2002 after the 9/11 terror attacks to join the military. In 2004, Tillman died in Afghanistan at the age of 27.
“This is not the country he dreamed of, not what he served for and not what he died for,” Ms. Tillman wrote on Facebook in a post which has gone viral.
The post reads, in full:
In 2002 my husband enlisted in the US Army, he stood up to serve because he believed in the principles on which our country was founded and, recognizing it wasn’t perfect, was passionate about what it could be. Today I am deeply saddened by the news of the executive order banning immigration. This is not the country he dreamed of, not what he served for and not what he died for. Since his death I have embarked on the most meaningful work of my life, supporting the men and women who, like Pat, fight for what this country can be. As I read posts from the community of #Tillman Scholars on my Facebook feed I am encouraged; they are exactly as I knew they would be, poised and ready to fight. I am proud of them and proud to stand with them, we’ve got this.
The Pat Tillman Foundation, which Marie founded in 2004, “invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships.” Ms. Tillman is also the president of the foundation.
Because Trump won’t release his taxes, we have no idea of how many conflicts of interests he has abroad. But we do know that he did not ban Muslim countries which he does business with. He specifically banned the predominantly Muslim countries that he has no business dealings with.
Alleged president Donald Trump is probably going to lash out at the widow of an actual patriot and call her “fake news.” After all, he did attack Capt. Khan’s parents during his awful campaign.
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