Trump nominee to migrant agency made additional comments about Muslims: report

Trump nominee to migrant agency made additional comments about Muslims: report
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A new investigation by CNN revealed additional inflammatory statements about Muslim violence previously made by President TrumpDonald John TrumpNYT publisher: US didn't step in to protect reporter from arrest in Egypt so paper turned to Ireland Trump instructed administration to withhold military aid for Ukraine days before call with president: report More Democrats threaten impeachment over Trump's dealings with Ukraine MORE's pick to lead a United Nations migrant relief organization. 

Ken Isaacs previously apologized for comments made on social media that appeared to equate all Muslims with terrorists. He apologized for causing "hurt" in those comments. CNN's investigation uncovered additional, similar tweets.

Isaacs is vice president at the Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse and Trump's pick to lead the United Nations’s International Organization for Migration (IOM).



In 2015, 2016 and 2017, CNN found multiple times that Isaacs retweeted other users’ disparaging comments regarding Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and New York state policies recognizing Muslim holidays.

The State Department pointed to Isaacs's past apology when contacted by CNN.

In February, Isaacs called his past comments "careless" and pledged to hold himself to "the highest standards of humanity, human dignity and equality" if confirmed to lead the U.N. organization. 

The 167-member IOM, which oversees the use of roughly $1 billion in migrant aid across the world, will vote on Isaacs in June. He must receive the votes of at least two-thirds of the members to take the position as general director. 

While the State Department is still backing Isaacs for the job, the agency was reportedly unaware of his past comments before they were reported last month.