A group of black mayors in New Jersey is calling for a boycott of facilities owned by Donald Trump, who recently suggested banning Muslims from entering the U.S. after several terrorist attacks worldwide.
The NJ Black Mayors Alliance for Social Justice called Trump’s suggestion “unconstitutional, un-American, and dangerous” in a posting on its Facebook page.
The mayors “feel that Mr. Trump went beyond the pale, and we think it’s very dangerous what he’s doing,” said Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor. “He’s appealing to the worst element of our society.”
The proposed boycott of “all Donald Trump’s casinos, golf courses, and other assets” would include four facilities in New Jersey — three golf courses and a residential high-rise.
Minor said patronizing any of Trump’s properties amounts to an implicit endorsement of the Republican’s self-funded presidential bid.
“When someone buys his products or uses his facilities or buys his brand,” Minor said, “what they’re doing is … making a contribution to his campaign.”
Trump’s campaign could not be immediately reached for comment.