Justice

Muslim Comedian Gets Eric Trump to Reveal His Take on the Muslim Registry

December 2nd 2016

By:
Laura Donovan

A Muslim comedian named Mohammed "Mo" Amer sat next to Eric Trump by chance on a recent flight to Scotland and got quite a telling response about what a Trump presidency will mean for Muslims in the United States.

"Good news, guys, Muslims will not have to check in and get IDs. That's what I was told," Amer wrote on Instagram in a caption of a photo of himself and Trump's third child. His caption was in reference to President-elect Donald Trump's November 2015 comments that as president he would implement a Muslim registry in the U.S.

"Ah come on man," Eric reportedly said to him, according to Amer's interview with BuzzFeed News published on Friday, when asked about the Muslim registry. "You can’t believe everything you read. Do you really think we’re gonna do that?”

The Arab-American standup told BuzzFeed News that Eric "basically acknowledged the fact that his father played this thing like a mad genius and that’s how he got elected, and he admitted it.”

Trump called for a ban on Muslims in December 2015 following the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California, and Paris, France. However, the platform about banning Muslims briefly disappeared from his website on the day of the election. A spokesperson for Trump told The Hill in November that the disappearance was merely due to a technical issue and that the "website was temporarily redirecting all specific press release pages to the homepage."

Amer, also, added that Eric told him the following about his dad: “He’s a good man. He’s a good good man. He’s really really good. Just beautiful. He’s really really great.”

[H/T BuzzFeed News]