After Chelsea Bombing Trump Says ‘We Can’t Let Any More People Come Into This Country’
Donald Trump is now calling for a complete ban on all immigrants coming into America. Speaking on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning (video above) about Saturday night’s bombing in New York City, the Republican nominee said no one else should be allowed into the country, and warned that there will be “more and more” of these incidents.
“We canâ€™t let any more people come into this country,” Trump said point-blank, with no probing from the Fox News co-hosts.
â€œOur police are amazing. Our local police, they know who a lot of these people are. Theyâ€™re afraid to do anything about it because they donâ€™t want to be accused of profiling and they donâ€™t want to be accused of all sorts of things,â€ Trump said in his Fox News telephone interview. There is nothing that precludes local law enforcement from contacting federal Homeland Security to report suspected possible terrorists.
â€œIf somebody looks like heâ€™s got a massive bomb on his back we wonâ€™t go up to that person and say, â€˜Iâ€™m sorry,â€™ because if he looks like he comes from that part of the world weâ€™re not allowed to profile,â€ Trump said, falsely. â€œGive me a break.â€
“It’s a mess and it’s a shame and we’re going to have to be very tough,” Trump said. “I think maybe we’ll see a big change over the last couple of days. I think this is something that maybe will happen perhaps more and more all over the country.”
“We have no idea what we’re doing,” Trump said. “Our leaders are, I don’t even sayÂ weak. I say stupid.”
â€” Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 19, 2016
As usual, Trump used the tragedies for his campaign:
Under the leadership of Obama & Clinton, Americans have experienced more attacks at home than victories abroad. Time to change the playbook!
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2016
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Trump Delivers Dangerously False Medical Claim: Children Are ‘Virtually Immune’ From Coronavirus, Which Is ‘Going Way’
President Donald Trump is making dangerously false medical claims once again, this time to advance his agenda of forcing the nation’s schools to re-open despite the coronavirus pandemic, which is growing worse in many parts of the country.
On “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning Trump said that children are “virtually immune” from contracting the coronavirus, which is false.
“It doesn’t have an impact on them,” Trump told the Fox News morning team. “And I’ve watched some doctors say they’re ‘totally immune,’ I don’t know I hate to use the word ‘totally,’ the news will say, ‘Oh, he made the word totally and he shouldn’t have used that word.’ But the fact is they are virtually immune from this problem, and we have to open our schools.”
While children may contract the virus at lower rates, there has not been sufficient testing to prove that.
In fact, a devastating CDC analysis reported by The Washington Post just last week found “260 children and staffers — more than three-quarters of the 344 tested — contracted the virus less than a week after spending time together in close quarters. The children had a median age of 12. The camp had required all 597 campers and staff members to provide documentation that they had tested negative for the virus before coming. Staff were required to wear masks, but children were not.”
That “report suggests that children of all ages are susceptible to coronavirus infection and may also spread it to others — a finding likely to intensify an already fraught discussion about the risks of sending children back to school this fall.”
But President Trump says “the schools should open. This thing’s going way. it will go away like things go away, and my view is schools should reopen.”
President Trump on coronavirus in schools: “My view is the schools should open. This thing’s going way. it will go away like things go away, and my view is schools should reopen.” pic.twitter.com/HbY3DsiuQP
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) August 5, 2020
Trump May Deliver Convention Speech and Accept GOP Nomination From the South Lawn of the White House
President Donald Trump may make yet another move to obliterate longstanding norms and the separation of politics from matters of state by accepting the GOP nomination for president and delivering his convention speech, all televised across the nation, live, from the vaunted South Lawn of the White House.
“Republican National Convention planners are considering the White House South Lawn,” The Washington Post reports.
It is yet another unprecedented move, one that fits in well with Trump’s usurpation of the power and trappings of the Oval Office for personal and political gain, and his equating of the Office of the Presidency with himself.
“Every White House staff member who participates in this violates the Hatch Act,” law professor and former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter says.
The Hatch Act “does not apply to ‘rooms in the White House or in the residence of the Vice President, which are part of the residence area or which are not regularly used solely in the discharge of official duties,'” the Post notes.
The New York Times reported Monday the interior of the White House is also being considered by the RNC.
Trump Nominee Has Called to ‘Shoot People’ at the Border and Warned About Allowing ‘Wrong Culture’ Into the US
President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next Ambassador to Germany has repeatedly called for martial law at the U.S.-Mexico border, and has called for “shooting people” there if necessary, along with ensuring people bringing the “wrong culture” cannot be allowed into the United States.
His focus is not just on the U.S.-Mexico border. Germany may take issue with him too.
Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, CNN reports, “has a history of making xenophobic and racist comments about immigrants and refugees in both Germany and the US.”
Macgregor has “referred to Muslim refugees in Germany as ‘unwanted invaders,'” while advocating to not protect Germany from Russia – a policy that aligns well with Trump.
“The Germans, like the Koreans and the Japanese, are tired of this American troop presence on their soil. And I think that if you want the Germans to step up and assert themselves as the great power that they are, one of the first steps in that direction is to change our relationship with Germany in terms of military power. Make it clear to them that we are not going to be the first responder,” said Macgregor in 2019. “We will continue to be allied and we will support, but we’re not going to rush hundreds of thousands of troops to the Polish border to deal with the Russians.”
He also claimed “The Germans, thanks to us, don’t feel obligated to defend themselves.”
While he doesn’t want active U.S. troops protecting Germany, he does want them in the United States, protecting us from immigrants and asylum seekers.
“Macgregor warned that the most serious threat to US national security was in Mexico and that the country undermined ‘the very strengthened cohesion of our society,'” CNN reports. “He claimed that ‘hostile Islamist cells’ operating out of South America were coming into the US through the US border.”
“Well, the only solution is martial law on the border, putting the United States Army in charge of it and closing it off would take about 30, 40,000 troops. We’re talking about the regular army. You need robust rules of engagement. That means that you can shoot people as required if your life is in danger,” he said in 2019.
Macgregor also “often demonized immigrants and refugees. He warned Mexican cartels were ‘driving millions of Mexicans with no education, no skills and the wrong culture into the United States, placing them essentially as wards of the American people.’ He repeatedly advocated to institute martial law at the US-Mexico border and ‘shoot people’ if necessary.”
Read CNN’s entire report here.
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