This evening the president said that, going forward, the United States would prioritize Christians over Muslims when granting asylum to refugees.

Predicating asylum on one’s religion, rather than the peril they face, is antithetical to the concept of asylum.

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Announcing that Christians would be given preference over those of a religion that is loathed and feared by many in this country on this, of all days is, for obvious reasons, the sickest and most disgusting of ironies.

This is abhorrent. Trump and the puppeteers who pull his strings are monsters.

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.