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Donald Trump and Cher agree on something the left calls a 'racist' idea

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Last week, an MSNBC panel declared that even proposing a travel ban for Africa was "racist."

On Thursday night, MSNBC's Chris Matthews wondered about the intentions of people calling for a ban on air travel from West African nations experiencing outbreaks of Ebola virus.

"It strikes me that when Donald Trump comes out for a travel ban right off the bat, it is a right-wing position," Matthews said.

He clarified his thinking, speculating that a travel ban might also be an "anti-Obama position, maybe even an anti-African position."

Trump's position on the travel ban has been consistent. He's totally for it and doesn't understand why Obama won't act.

But also on Thursday, a voice on the far left came out in support of a West African travel ban. Cher posted the following tweets about using common sense to limit the chance that the deadly virus could come to America.

Cher's thinking even appears to parallel suggestions made by Glenn Beck; they both favor allowing medical professionals to visit and give care and support in regions hit by the outbreak. However, upon returning, these workers would face a period of quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease to America.

(H/T: Twitchy)

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