New York Times editor Andrew Rosenthal denounced Donald Trump‘s proposed policies Wednesday, arguing in an op-ed that Trump’s rhetoric and positionstowards Mexicans and Muslims could precipitate a genocide.
“Trump never bothers to talk about what he would do about the millions of Muslims already living in the United States. Would he round them up and deport them, as he is proposing to do with the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the country?” he asked.
“Let’s be absolutely clear. This is not just about bigotry,” argued Rosenthal. “The mass arrest and forced movement of large populations has been an instrument of genocide throughout history.”
“That is how the Turks committed genocide against Armenians in the early 20th century, how the United States government decimated some Native American tribes and how Stalin killed millions of his own citizens,” he noted.