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Why These Banned Grandmas Are Uniting Against Trump On Instagram

By Aimee Lutkin

Its hard not to root for Grandma.  They are always so warm and loving.  But be warned, do not cross Grandmas. 

The Instagram account Banned Grandmas will both enrage you and make your heart grow three sizes. The Guardian reports that Iranian-American analyst Holly Dagres accidentally started a movement when she tweeted a photo of herself and her grandmother, hashtagging it #GrandparentsNotTerrorists in response to Donald Trump's travel ban which also pertains to "grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins of people in the US."


@hdagres is the curator of @theiranist and her Mamani is newly banned from the US.

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The tweet took off, so she and a friend started an Instagram account to record all the pictures of folks from countries being oppressed by the "Muslim Ban," of people with their grandmas, or just their grandma hanging out. All of these grandmas are reportedly banned from entering the United States to visit, or for special events, or just because they want to see the Grand Canyon. A lot of them seem to be amazing cooks: