Magic Johnson Calls Trump ‘A Dictator’

Ford Springer | Contributor

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson is joining his liberal friends in Hollywood and speaking out against Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

Johnson even took the reaction to the ban a step further and said that Donald Trump is acting as a “dictator” with his executive order.

Magic Johnson attends a ceremony honoring Jackie Robinson before the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

(Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

“He’s got to learn that, you know, you can’t just be a dictator. We’ve never had a president like that. We’ve always had a president who brought the country together and brought our people together,” Magic said. “And that’s what we need today, now. And we’re not getting that.”

“It’s wrong to discriminate against people,” Magic told TMZ while leaving the W Hotel in Los Angeles Sunday night. “We have a lot of great Muslim brothers and sisters who are here, doing a wonderful job of being great Americans.”

Johnson elaborated on that sentiment, saying that Trump’s immigration ban — along with his plan to “build a wall to keep people out” — just doesn’t represent “who we are as Americans.” (RELATED: Celebrities Blast Donald Trump’s ‘Un-American’ Immigration Ban During Awards Show)

“I just first of all pray to God that something will click with him and he can get it, or somebody can get it in his cabinet that can get to him to talk to him, because this is not right,” the Lakers legend continued.

“Stopping people from coming into the country, just all these bans and things it’s just not American-like. You know? It’s just not who we are as people.”

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