# Criticizes Trump
# Praises Obama
26 Oct 2020
In an interview with Essence at the Black Women in Music event in Hollywood, Yara Shahidi said
I personally, as a Black Iranian, do not support Trump or the administration partly because his policy changes deeply affect me and my family and some of the people I know around me. I know if I’m affected, there are people who are affected ten times worse than I am. I’ve heard stories of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids happening. It’s just such a scary time especially coming from the dream that was the Obama administration. Because whether you agreed with his polices or not, there was such decorum.
This user contribution was reformatted and added to the record of Yara Shahidi's views on 28 Jun 2022.