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‘HONY' Writes The Open Letter To Donald Trump We've All Been Waiting For

On Monday morning, Brandon Stanton, the man behind “Humans of New York,” posted a powerful open letter to Donald Trump on Facebook.

Stanton made it abundantly clear he does not want the controversial real estate mogul to become president.

In the letter, Stanton noted he always did his best to remain neutral regarding politics, but he characterized opposing Trump as a “moral” decision, not a political one.

He said,

I try my hardest not to be political. I've refused to interview several of your fellow candidates. I didn't want to risk any personal goodwill by appearing to take sides in a contentious election. I thought: ‘Maybe the timing is not right.' But I realize now that there is no correct time to oppose violence and prejudice. The time is always now. Because along with millions of Americans, I've come to realize that opposing you is no longer a political decision. It is a moral one.

In the letter, Stanton referred to Trump as “hateful,” and he accused the Republican presidential candidate of condoning “prejudice and violence in the pursuit of personal power.”

The “HONY” creator is hardly the first public figure to condemn Donald Trump.

On Friday, for example, R&B singer John Legend called Trump “racist.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio echoed these sentiments on Saturday.

Many are evidently distressed by Trump's rhetoric and policy proposals and are unsettled at the notion of him becoming president.

At the moment, he's the Republican frontrunner and continues to dominate his opponents.

So whether you like Trump or not, his campaign must be taken seriously, and “Humans of New York” is definitely doing just that via this strongly-worded open letter.

Read the full letter below.


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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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