An American Muslim woman who is getting ready to compete in the Olympics this summer says Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE’s rhetoric about Muslims is “very dangerous.”
Ibtihaj Muhammad, who will be the first American Muslim woman to compete in the games while wearing a hijab, was asked by CNN if Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, is dangerous.
“I think that his words are very dangerous,” she responded.
“When these types of comments are made, no one thinks about how they really affect people. I’m African-American, I don’t have another home to go to. My family was born here, I was born here,” Muhammad continued.
“It’s like, where do we go?”
Muhammad, a member of the U.S. fencing team, will be competing in the women’s individual sabre and women’s team sabre in the Rio games this month. She ranks No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 8 in the world.
Muhammad met President Obama in February, and gave a public fencing lesson to first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama looks to mobilize voters for midterms We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE in New York City in April.