Pat Tillman’s Widow Rips Donald Trump, Immigration Ban: “Not What He Died For”


Donald Trump’s decision in the recent days to ban immigrants from entering the United States, predominately from regions with a large number of Muslim populations, has sparked outrage from countless walks of life.

The latest comes from a women who is very close to a notable someone who fought on the front lines and gave his life for what many believe is now being washed away by President Trumps policies.

Via Sporting News
Marie Tillman, the widow of former Cardinals safety and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, expressed her disappointment in President Donald Trump’s immigration ban in a powerful Facebook post shared late Saturday.

Marie says she is “saddened” by the executive order that prevents citizens of Muslim-majority countries Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering the United States for 90 days. She added this is “not what (Pat) served for and not what he died for.”

Pat walked away from his NFL career at age 25 and decided to join the Army eight months after the events of Sept. 11, 2001. He was killed by friendly fire during an ambush on April 22, 2004 while serving in Afghanistan.

Marie makes it clear that Pat would not have supported Trump’s policy, and she’s ready to fight back.

Marie helped found the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2004 to honor Pat’s legacy. The foundation has provided $14 million in academic scholarships to military veterans and their spouses.


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