Donald Trump has a standing open invitation to attend a performance of the Broadway musical Allegiance, issued by star George Takei himself. They've even been saving a seat for him at every performance.
Last week, Takei issued a video response to Trump's recent comments regarding both the Muslim community and Japanese American internment camps. The Republican presidential candidate called for a ban on all Muslims entering the U.S. and could not definitively say whether or not he would have supported the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. His supporters seem to think it was a good idea.
Takei spent his childhood in an internment camp. Allegiance, inspired by his true-life experience, tells the story of one Japanese American family's resilience as they are wrongfully imprisoned during World War II.
History is repeating itself. There are obvious parallels between the wartime incarceration of 120,000 loyal American citizens and the dangerous contemporary climate of Islamophobia. And Trump clearly has no problem recklessly poking at the hornet's nest for political gain.
Uncle George is confident that Trump -- his former Celebrity Apprentice boss -- could learn a valuable lesson or two from his musical. In this video, he challenges Trump to disavow the internment and racial and religious profiling, and promises to save a seat for the candidate at every performance of Allegiance until he attends:
You hear that, Trump? There is literally a seat with your name on it at the Longacre Theatre.
As of this writing, Allegiance is on Day 11 of #trumpwatch.