Dina, the author of The New Yorker’s book about the Iran nuclear deal, says she’s taken a stand.
The author, a lifelong liberal, says the president’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries was a violation of the United States Constitution.
It was not my intention to undermine or violate those rights. “
The U.S. Constitution and its amendments provide the bedrock of our democracy.
It was not my intention to undermine or violate those rights.
I am outraged by President Trump’s executive orders, and I intend to fight to preserve them.”
Dina, a former New Yorker reporter, said she had been invited to speak by President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday to explain the executive order.
I did not have any specific agenda, but I felt that it was my duty to explain it in an open and honest way, Dina said.
I believe the President should respect the rights of all people, regardless of their faith, ethnicity, or nationality.
But I cannot and will not allow him to discriminate against anyone.
The order was a mistake.
It violates the core tenets of our Constitution.
The Constitution is not a license to discriminate.
The order is discriminatory and dangerous.
We should stand together to ensure that this does not happen again.
I think our country can be and will be stronger together, Dinala said.
I will continue to be an advocate for our rights.
Dina and the author will be at the State of the Union address Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.