This Law Center Published An Ad Demanding Trump 'Reject Hate'

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The Southern Poverty Law Center published a strongly-worded advertisement in the Washington Post, which calls out Trump straightforwardly.

There’s a screenshot of a tweet from user ClipperKyle currently circulating the Internet. In one sentence, it sums up how most of us feel: “Wanting [Trump] to fail is like wanting the pilot to crash the plane that we are ALL on.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center apparently feels the same. The organization published a full-page advertisement in the Washington Post on November 15, and posted a picture of the ad to Facebook.

The caption reads,

“We published a full-page ad in the Washington Post today calling on President-elect Trump to:

1. Publicly disavow all forms of bigotry.

2. Assure the country that no one associated with a hate group or any form of extremism will have a position, a voice or influence in your administration -- Stephen Bannon must go.”

The law center urges you to click on the link and sign your name if you feel the same.

A snippet from the online pledge, which directly addresses Trump, reads,

“During your campaign, you denigrated people because of their race, their religion, their ethnicity, their gender, their disability, and more.

You circulated racist and anti-Semitic tweets, and refused to immediately disavow the endorsement of a known neo-Nazi.

Now, haters of all stripes – from white nationalists to anti-Muslim, and anti-LGBT extremists — are celebrating your victory.

You must distance yourself from them.”

Overall, the ad urges Trump to respect the American people, and honestly? We couldn’t agree more. 

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