Donald Trump was very clear on the campaign trail that he was going to seek a short-term ban on countries that are known for exporting terror. This includes Syria, a country presently overrun, an Islamic controlled military that promised to bring war to the United States.
So on Friday when Trump signed an executive order to ban refugees from 7 predominantly Muslim countries, the liberal media and population collectively lost their minds.
They accused Trump of outright hate and filled the streets with protests, saying he’s insane and an idiot and all kinds of things.
Keep in mind, he’s not been in office a week and people are already protesting. Or is already the wrong word? If you recall, the results of the election have been contested for weeks! Immediately following Trump’s win, there were riots in the street, people shot, and buildings burned.
So to say the protests were already protesting might be giving these folks too much credit. They have not stopped protesting since they didn’t get their way.
But these protests were centered around Trump’s decision to impose the short term ban. And now Republicans are taking fire by associating, they’re trying to distance themselves from Trump.
Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)
McCain said the order has created a “very confusing process,” adding, “I think the effect will probably in some areas give ISIS some more propaganda.”
In a joint statement with Graham, he added, “We are particularly concerned by reports that this order went into effect with little to no consultation with the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security.”
Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.)
“I share the president’s desire to protect our nation from harm,” Heller said on Twitter.
“I agree that better vetting and border protection measures are necessary. That’s why I support the thorough vetting of individuals entering our country. However, I am deeply troubled by the appearance of a religious ban. The use of an overly broad executive order is not the way strengthen national security. I encourage the administration to partner with Congress to find a solution.”
Rep. Mike Coffman (Colo.)
“While I’ve supported heightened vetting procedures, I have never, nor will I ever support a blanket travel ban for people solely based on ethnic or religious grounds,” Coffman said.
Now, the left will have you believe that Donald Trump is as bad as Hitler. Even politicians are falling prey to the matter. But Donald Trump didn’t just sign an EO rounding up Muslims to take them off to the gas chambers. Nor did he even put an action forward that has violated the rights of American citizens.
What he has done is put it out there that we’re taking a good look at our borders and our vetting process and figuring out if it’s the right way to handle terror. The short-term ban was also from countries that the Obama administration even thought should be banned.
His EO is registering people from other countries who have horrible databases and could hardly keep track of anyone. These countries aren’t even friendly to the United States. By drawing a line in the sand, Trump is, in essence saying Borders are important for safety, culture, and customs. Otherwise, why even have them?