Trump Administration Official Under Fire for Islamophobic Comments

HeadlineMar 21, 2019

Back in the United States, the Interior Department’s newly appointed top spokesperson is under fire for her past Islamophobic comments and her denial of climate change. Faith Vander Voort said in a 2017 episode of the podcast “The Word” that the National Security Agency was justified in spying on Americans’ phones and messages because of the threat posed by Muslim communities. She went on to say that Muslims pose a far greater threat than climate change, citing terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

Faith Vander Voort: “The left is so upset because they genuinely believe that climate change—quote-unquote, 'climate change'—is the biggest threat to our society, which, to me, is ridiculous. Look in Manchester. Look in London. That is the biggest threat to our society, not climate change.”

Faith Vander Voort previously said a Muslim person can never be president. She’s worked for a number of Republican lawmakers, including Iowa Congressmember Steve King, who has openly professed white nationalist views.

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