*Even though he’s been embroiled in his own mess, the RushCard implosion back in October, Russell Simmons is speaking out in an open letter to his friend, Republican front-runner Donald Trump. He’s asking the GOP candidate to “stop the bullsh*t.”
Interestingly in the letter, Simmons thanks Trump for his kindness, and the many times he’s allowed his family to stay at his Florida home. However, the tone changes with Simmons reminding Trump of his role as the Chairman of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, an organization aimed at ending bigotry.
Simmons reminds business mogul and presidential candidate of his visit to the Islamic Cultural Center of New York on 96th Street, where he describes Trump’s experience as feeling “all the love vibrating in that mosque.”
Simmons then tells Trump that both his Muslim and Jewish friends compare his rhetoric to Adolph Hitler, but implores him to tap into his shrewd negotiating skills that have helped everyone win in the past.
“My friends, both Muslims and Jews, are saying there are so many comparisons between your rap and Hitler’s, and I cannot disagree with them, Donald. You can’t possibly want your kids or your wife Melania (all of whom I know and respect) to live with that. You are a born leader, who is set to possibly win the nomination of your party, but don’t compromise what I know is in your heart to do it. You are a generous, kind man who has built a career on negotiating deals where everybody wins. Now, you seem like a one-man wrecking ball willing to destroy our nation’s foundation of freedom.”
In the wake of what Trump said about not allowing Muslims into the US, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said Trump’s comments “disqualify” him from running for president.
To read Russell Simmons’ full letter to Donald Trump, click HERE (GlobalGrind).