"The hateful one is you."
Brandon Stanton, famed journalist, author, and photographer genius behind the extremely successful Humans of New York Blog, has a few words to say about presidential candidate Donald Trump. Stanton's career has largely been based on his exposure to every walk of life not only in New York City but abroad as well. From the captivating stories coming from a random person on the street to the journey's of the Syrian refugees, if anyone were to know that 'you can't always judge a book by its cover', it's Stanton. While Trump continues his rampage promoting violence, hatred, prejudice, racism, ignorance, sexism, homophobia, and white supremacy, Stanton is standing up for what he calls "no longer a political decision" but "a moral one".
Stanton goes on to explain about his extensive work with interviewing Muslims across the globe, the religion that Trump is advocating against. Stanton makes it very clear in how he views Trumps opinions on Muslims, "And I can confirm - the hateful one is you." And though Stanton started off the open letter to Trump saying that he never intended to be political, Stanton just couldn't take any more of it.
"You are a man who has encouraged prejudice and violence in the pursuit of personal power," Stanton writes. "And though your words will no doubt change over the next few months, you will always remain who you are."
In the first four hours of the letter's posting, the message received 900,000 likes, and 500,000 shares. As of 8:20 p.m. (ET), the post was up to 1.3M reactions, 36.5 thousand comments, and 738,000 shares. Talk about a buzz worthy letter. As the world begins to realize the reality that Trump could very well win the Republican Party Presidential Nomination, many people, especially Republicans, are realizing that this is not the person we need running the United States of America.
Trump is not a Republican. He is a monster. He is his own party. And that's the scariest part about him.
Read the entire letter here.