As soon as he sat next to him, Amer introduced himself: “When I sat down I said, ‘How you doing?’ Trump says, ‘I’m doing good.’ And I said, ‘You have no idea how fantastic this is for me right now. My name is Mohammed. Salams. I’m a stand-up comedian. This is fantastic for me.'”
This exchange of pleasantries was all it took for him to dive right into what was really bothered him: the rumour on Muslim registries. Reportedly, Donald Trump has called for a ban on Muslims travelling to the U.S. and proposed a registry for Muslims residing in the country.
“I looked at him immediately and said, ‘Look man, FYI I’m not doing that sh-t.’ He’s like, ‘what?’ I said, ‘I’m not going to get a Muslim ID number, bullsh-t I’m not doing it.”
Eric replied saying, “That’s not gonna happen. Come on man, you can’t believe everything that you read.”
Delighted, Amer shared the good news on Facebook and wrote, “Good news guys Muslims will not have to check-in and get IDs. That’s what I was told.”
The two got talking about Donald Trump and how he was able to play the media ‘like a fiddle’ and to Amer’s surprise, Eric agrees!