Tennessee Official Has World’s Worst Defense for Accusation That He Is Prejudiced Against Muslims

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“I’m prejudiced against anyone who’s trying to tear down this country, Muslims, Mexicans, anybody.” —Democrat Barry West, a county commissioner in Coffee County, Tennessee, to the local Tullahoma News, after coming under fire for posting the adjacent photo and caption to his Facebook page. West went on to tell the paper that “he doesn’t hold anything against Muslims ‘per se, but if you’re trying to tear down this country, find somewhere else to go.’”