Bucks Vice President Tweets About Muslim Country Ban Impact on Thon Maker
Alex Lasry, the Senior Vice President for the Milwaukee Bucks, posted a series of tweets Saturday evening in response to President Trump's 90-day ban on Muslim-majority countries. The ban includes seven countries including Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker fled Sudan as a refugee. Maker is from a city now located in South Sudan which claimed its independence from Sudan in 2011.
In total, Lasry's tweets read:
"I appreciate all the fans concerns and prayers for Thon. And, today a Sudanese refugee who fled oppression and is an incredible young man will make his second NBA start. I'm incredibly excited and proud of him. He's a symbol of what makes America great and all immigrants believe about America. But what's going on in US right now isn't about Thon. It's about all the other incredible immigrants and refugees who will make US a better place that can't come into our country. This is not who we are as a country and doesn't live up to our ideals. Sorry and let me continue by saying what Trump says about immigrants and refugees just isn't what I see. I see incredible ppl who come here to create a better life for their families. It's why my dads family came here from Morocco. We must continue to share the stories of incredible immigrants and refugees who make America GREAT. Proud that Thon and my dad will be shining examples every day. END OF THREAD"