Ask and you shall receive.
During last night’s second presidential debate, a Muslim audience member asked the presidential candidates a question about the xenophobia surrounding this year's election cycle.
“You've mentioned working with Muslim nations, but with Islamophobia on the rise, how will you help people like me deal with the consequences of being labeled as a threat to the country after the election is over?” she asked.
Donald Trump failed to address how he specifically would help Muslims with Islamophobia, but made one simple, interesting suggestion: “We have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on.”
Trump went on to clarify that he wanted Muslims to report “hatred.” He then went on to talk about the San Bernardino shooting and how “many people saw bombs,” and asserted, again, that Muslims “have to report the problems.”
Yes, Trump’s proposal was simple. But it was too simple, leaving Muslims to question which issues Trump really wanted them to report. Was it Islamophobia? Terrorism? What exactly?
I'm sure #MuslimsReportStuff will have Trump thinking twice next time he calls for semi-civic duty.
Now if only we could teach Trump a thing or two about those vote suppressors parading as "Trump election observers."