Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan praised GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on several issues, including Trump’s plan to limit Muslims entering the U.S. from war-torn countries without proper vetting.
“So when Mr. Trump said we can’t allow these Muslim refugees into America, a lot of people were upset with him, but I know the hatred for America in the Muslim world is building,” he said during a recent interview with Alex Jones. “So in this way I think Mr. Trump is wise to vet anyone coming from that area into America because the hatred for America is in the streets now.”
Farrakhan also said he understood why Trump is so popular: people are sick of establishment politicians.
“They parade themselves before rich and powerful people to get money apparently for their ideas that the rich agree with, but the moment that they become what they’re looking to become they find that the rich have an agenda for them, that the rich have something to ask of them like the john asks of the prostitute,” he said, pointing out that Trump was the one who said “I don’t want your money.”
“And when a politician does not want money from the rich, he’s freer than the others to really do good for the masses of the people, and I think that today we’re in the midst of the darkest hour in American history and so if we don’t make the right move with the right people at the right time, the America that we know we’re not going to see it become great again.”