Immediate past American President, Barack Obama has thrown his weight behind protesters criticizing an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in the past week. The executive order imposed a 90-day immigration ban on citizens from nine Islamic countries and has already been labeled a Muslim ban.
Trump’s order temporarily banned immigration from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia and indefinitely stopped Syrian refugees from coming to the United States.
Hundreds of Americans have staged protests at airport with several celebrities condemning the move and former President Barack Obama has now weighed in.
“The President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion,” said Kevin Lewis, spokesman for the former president, in a statement.
It marks very early criticism for Trump from his predecessor from whom he took over just ten days ago but the new President remains resolute as he said on Monday, America will “continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression”