Russell Simmons wrote an open letter to his “old friend” Donald Trump. The letter posted on Global Grind calls Trump out on his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. Simmons asks Trump to, “Stop the bull—-. Stop fueling fires of hate. Don’t feed into the rhetoric created by small-minded people. You’re smarter and certainly more loving then you let on.”
The Chairman of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, reminisces on his long friendship with Trump. He talks about staying at Trumps’ home in Florida, riding on his private planes, and Trump endorsing his books. And while he has those great memories he can not support the man Trump has become. Simmons goes on to say, “So, it kinda pains me to know that my public statements about your candidacy have strained or ruined our friendship. However, the fact is, what’s at stake is bigger than us.” He also advised Trump that he will be “rigorously campaigning against” him.
What do you think of Simmons letter to Trump? You can read the full letter here.