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Donald Trump Exploits Hate Crime to Promote Hateful Anti-American Agenda

Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433

For Immediate Release: 06.14.16

Quote from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:


“What America needs now is compassion. Forty-nine people were murdered, and more than fifty injured, in a place that should stand for freedom and safety for the LGBTQ community.   


"Sadly Donald Trump had nothing but hate to offer America. He made every attempt to exploit this horrific crime to advance his agenda of bigotry. Trump ignoring and dismissing the anti-gay nature of this attack further injures my community, and his effort to use these killings to justify discrimination against millions of law-abiding American-Muslim citizens is further proof that he is unfit to be President of our country. We stand with the victims of this tragedy, with the unfairly targeted Muslim community, and with the LGBTQ and Latino communities targeted by this act of violence. We reject Donald Trump’s hate in all forms.”

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