Friday, December 23, 2016

Trump Still Plans To Ban Muslims From Entering The U.S.

(This caricature of Donald Trump is by DonkeyHotey.)

The following is from a new Think Progress article by Aaron Rupar:

During a brief press availability Wednesday afternoon, President-elect Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to a shutdown of Muslims entering the United States and was noncommittal about whether he still supports a Muslim registry.
A reporter asked Trump about his Muslim ban in the context of the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead. The suspected perpetrator is Anis Amri, a Tunisian who German authorities say was known to be in touch with radical Islamist groups.
“Has [the attack] caused you to rethink or reevaluate your plans to create a Muslim registry or ban Muslim immigration in the United States?” the reporter asked.
“Hey, you’ve known my plans all along and it’s, they’ve proven to be right. 100 percent correct. What’s happening is disgraceful,” he replied.
Indeed, the December 2015 statement in which Trump called “for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on” is still on Trump’s website.

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