"As a Muslim immigrant from the great blue state of California, I'll be a triple threat to Donald Trump. I'm running for office to fight against him, and to fight for our families."
That was Dr. Asif Mahmood, a Democrat, last Wednesday outside ICE headquarters in Los Angeles, announcing that he is running for lieutenant governor of California.
The 56-year-old physician was born in Pakistan, but as he explained, "I wanted to live in America because of my children. I wanted them to grow up in a place that celebrates diversity and tolerance. . . Donald Trump continues to attack people like me – immigrants and people of color and Muslims. 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 every step of the way."