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WATCH: Trump Signs Order Effectively Banning Muslim Refugees, but Prioritizing Christian Immigrants, on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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‘They Were Chopping Off the Heads of Everybody but More So the Christians. And I Thought It Was Very, Very Unfair,’ Trump Says

President Donald Trump has just signed an executive order that effectively bans Muslim refugees from war-torn areas of the globe like Syria, yet prioritizes Christian immigrants into the United States. The name on the order, as the president said when he signed it after a swearing-in ceremony of his new Defense Secretary, James Mattis, is the “Protection of the Nation From Foreign Terrorists Entry Into the United States.”

Trump announced he is “establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. We don’t want them here,” he told the audience at the Pentagon. “We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country, and love – deeply – our people.”

Trump’s executive order “would enact a temporary ban on refugees and suspend visas to immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries,” The Guardian reports. :This would fulfill his vow to limit Muslim immigration to the United States, which he made while campaigning for the White House.”

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Many on social media have been sharing posts with images of Jews who came to America but were refused entry, sent back to Germany, and slaughtered in Hitler’s death camps. The U.S. disgracefully turned away tens of thousands of Jewish immigrants, including children, from its shores.

During the presidential campaign and even this week, Trump lied about the process refugees undergo to enter the U.S., claiming refugees are not vetted, which is extremely false. Trump now is promising those entering the United States will undergo “extreme vetting.” Refugees already undergo extreme vetting, which can take several years before being complete.

Trump spoke with Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) Friday morning. David Brody reports “persecuted Christians will be given priority when it comes to applying for refugee status in the United States.”

RELATED: Trump’s Official Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Doesn’t Mention Jews

“We are going to help them,” Trump told Brody. “They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into the United States?” Trump said. “If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible,” Trump continued saying, which is false. “The reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair.”

UPDATE: 7:31 PM EST –

Complete text of the order is here.

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‘Was I Unmasked?’: Trump Appears to Admit Talking to Foreign Individuals Being Monitored When He Was a Candidate

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President Donald Trump wants to know how many times he was “unmasked” while he was a candidate for the Oval Office. That would mean he appears to know now he was talking to foreign individuals who were being monitored – and some would likely want to know who and why.

Unmasking is the lawful process of identifying a U.S. citizen or legal resident who was speaking to a foreign person or government that U.S. intelligence agents are monitoring. It can be used to determine if they were caught in any illicit activity, or might be a target of illegal activity.

Speaking about his disgraced former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, Trump told right wing radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday, “we’re talking about unmasking, yes. That was a big deal. Horrible deal where they unmasked {Flynn] so many times.”

“I think he’s got to have the record for unmasking,” Trump said, which suggests he knows Flynn was talking to foreign individuals, apparently frequently.

“Maybe I do, you know, because we’re still looking how many times did they unmask me. Let’s find that out, too, because look, they were spying on our campaign. They were using him and others, and they were spying on my campaign. So was I unmasked?”

Trump’s claims of his campaign being “spied on” have been thoroughly debunked, time and time again.

“So far, they haven’t said, but let’s see what happens. I think you’re going to have a very interesting report coming out with Durham. Not report, I hope it’s not going to be a report. The last thing I want is another report. We’ve had enough reports.”

 

 

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‘George Washington Would Have Had a Hard Time Beating Me’: Trump Brags His Poll Numbers Are ‘Going Up Like a Rocket’

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President Donald Trump, currently losing in the polls to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by an average of about 7 points, is claiming his polling numbers are so great he might have beat founding father George Washington.

“We’re doing very well,” Trump told far right radio host Hugh Hewitt Tuesday morning. “I don’t know if you’ve seen, the polls have been going up like a rocket ship.”

“Hey, I was, George Washington would have had a hard time beating me before the plague came in, before the China plague,” Trump continued, uttering his racial slur. “And then, you know, like every other nation, like other countries, when you get hit, it affects you, and we went down a little bit.”

Trump numbers have taken a sharp downward trend over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“And then we went down a little bit more, and now we’re coming up at a level that we haven’t seen,” Trump said, which is false related to publicly released polling data.

“I just got back from Texas, Ohio and Florida. We’ve got all law enforcement awards, everything. We got the endorsement from all of them. But I just got back, and they’re the largest crowds on the highway I’ve ever seen. I’d love to do the rallies. We can’t because of the COVID. You know, you can’t have people sitting next to each other.”

 

 

 

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Experts: Trump’s Denial of Trusting Putin More Than US Intelligence ‘Sure Sounds More Like a Confirmation’

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President Donald Trump kicked off Tuesday by blasting John  Bolton, after numerous articles show his former National Security Advisor questioning the president’s strange allegiance to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In one, Bolton says Trump’s meeting with Putin in Helsinki was the incident that shocked him the most.

That was in 2018, when Trump stood next to the Russian President, told the world that Putin denied “meddling” in the U.S. election, and that Trump beloved Putin – over the U.S. intelligence community.

In response, on Tuesday Trump called Bolton “one of the dumbest people I’ve met in government.” He said Bolton “states often that I respected, and even trusted, Vladimir Putin of Russia more than those in our Intelligence Agencies.” And then tries to deny it is true by making a very odd statement.

“While of course that is not true, if the first people you met from so called American Intelligence were Dirty Cops who have now proven to be sleazebags at the highest level like James Comey, proven liar James Clapper, & perhaps the lowest of them all, Wacko John Brennan who headed the CIA, you could perhaps understand my reluctance to embrace!”

Experts are saying Trump’s attempt to deny the accusations he trusts the President of the Russian Federation more than the U.S. Intelligence Community sounds more like a confirmation than a denial.

Professor of international relations, political scientist and journalist David Rothkopf:

Bloomberg Opinion columnist, author of “TrumpNation” Tim O’Brien:

Former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, political commentator, and author David Frum:

National security lawyer Bradley P. Moss:

 

 

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