Muslim immigrant to run for California lieutenant governor and vows to fight ‘Donald Trump’s hate’

Dr. Asif Mahmood, a pulmonologist born in Pakistan, opposes President’s anti-immigration measures and move to repeal Obamacare

A Pakistani-born doctor has announced that he is joining the 2018 race for lieutenant governor in California on a platform of saving the Affordable Care Act, providing free community college education and fighting what he termed “Donald Trump’shate.”

“I am a proud Muslim and I love America,” Dr. Asif Mahmood said at a news conference in front of the downtown federal building that houses a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office.

“President Trump continues to attack people like me: immigrants, people of colour and Muslims,” Mahmood said. “I say President Trump has it all wrong. It’s time to get tough on hate. California must be the leader of the Trump resistance, and I will fight him every step of the way.”#


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