NYC Politicians Rally Against ‘Hateful’ Trump

NEW YORK (AP) -

More than a dozen New York City elected officials and activists are rallying against Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott Stringer and others protested Trump Wednesday outside City Hall.

Mark-Viverito, a Democrat who organized the rally, called Trump a “disgusting, racist demagogue” who has no business running for president.

Others warned that Trump’s proposed ban was “hateful” and could lead to discrimination against Muslims.

Trump is a native New Yorker and keeps his primary office in Manhattan. The city explored severing its contracts with Trump but had no legal grounds to do so.