Angelina Jolie blasts Donald Trump’s travel ban
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Renowned Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has on Friday warned US President Donald Trump, he is “playing with fire” by implementing his controversial travel ban.
In an op-ed published in The New York Times, Jolie wrote that the United States’ response to the refugee crisis should be “based on facts, not fear.”
The actress and UN ambassador fiercely criticized the decision to prevent refugees from entering America, saying the move would not make the country safer.
She focused her essay on the “men, women and children caught in the fury of war,” who will most be affected by this ban and whom she says are “far from being terrorists, they are often the victims of terrorism themselves.”
Jolie is an active humanitarian and special envoy for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. She has worked with the United Nations since 2001 and has carried out over 50 missions for them.
She wrote that she was proud to live in a country that has a history of lending its support and resources — and even opening its doors — to refugees in need.
She quoted former US president Ronald Reagan as she said that “shutting our door to refugees or discriminating among them is not our way, and does not make us safer”.