Politician does what he says he was going to do. World reels.
Leftists are a thousand times more upset at people from terror-linked countries being banned than actual Islamic terror attacks. Amazing.
Funny, but the only time Leftists pretend to support religion is when a Republican President tries to protect America from Islamic terrorism
Obama banned Muslims entering the USA in 2011 for 6 months. Not a word
The elites are horrified at Trump leaping to keep his promises about immigration. How gauche that is, they appear to think.
But the uproar the elites have created has provided billions of dollars worth of worldwide free publicity for the new policy. It will immediately be known to just about everybody in the target countries. In his election campaign, DT got immense publicity by saying "extreme" things. Now he is getting immense publicity by DOING "extreme" things. He is a master media manager. So whatever happens subsequently everyone will know now that getting to America is no longer a soft touch.
And the elites have long ago shot their bolt with Trump. They have abused him so often and for so much that they are now like the boy who cried wolf. Their bucketsfull of abuse will bounce right off as they always have from Trump. Had they been polite and measured in their comments about him they might now have been listened to. But they were not. So Trump has no reason to respect their claims and arguments. He has every reason to ignore them. The only question for Trump will be what his voters think. And you can be sure that they will be ecstatic at his quickness to keep his promise
Note that there is in fact no actual Muslim Ban. There's a temporary ban for 90 days from 7 countries. That's it.
Top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway took to Twitter to praise the president's executive actions halting refugee admission to the United States
"Get used to it. @POTUS is a man of action and impact," Conway tweeted, along with a link to a Fox News segment in which she talked about how Trump followed through on his campaign promise to implement "extreme vetting" of refugees and migrants from certain countries.
"I don't think Washington is accustomed to somebody who's just been a brilliant businessman, who's accustomed to delivering and producing results, who's accountable to, in this case, the people," Conway said during her Fox News interview.
"Promises made, promises kept," her tweet continued. "Shock to the system. And he's just getting started."
Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that banned refugees from entering the US for 120 days. Syrians have been banned indefinitely, and asylum-seekers from six Muslim-majority countries -- Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, and Yemen -- have been barred entry for at least the next three months.
Critics of Trump's refugee ban say it is discriminatory and violates the Constitution's religious freedom guarantees.
"Today's executive actions dishonor our values and do not address the threat of terrorism," said a statement released by House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday. "Americans of all faiths must confront and reject any attempt to target for exclusion or discrimination anyone on the basis of their religion."
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also slammed the president's executive actions. "Tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty tonight as a grand tradition of America, welcoming immigrants, that has existed since America was founded has been stomped upon, taking in immigrants and refugees is not only humanitarian but has also boosted our economy and created jobs decade after decade," Schumer said.
He continued: "This is one of the most backward and nasty executive orders that the president has issued."
Trump Immigration Ban Still In Place Despite Court Ruling, Says DHS
Hours after a federal judge issued a stay on President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily restricting entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a senior White House adviser issued robust responses, emphasizing that the order remains in force.
In a statement issued in the early hours of Sunday, the Department said: "President Trump's Executive Orders remain in place — prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety."
The responses came just hours after federal Judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York granted an emergency stay on parts of the order late Saturday. Her ruling came in response to a lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf of two Iraqi refugees who had been detained at New York's John F. Kennedy airport.
The stay will prevent the government from deporting citizens from the affected countries that had already arrived in the U.S.The ACLU estimated that around 200 people would be affected by the ruling.
For travelers outside of the U.S. however, even those with valid visas, the ruling will not change the restrictions imposed on them by the order.
The hypocrisy of the Left still thriving
A new alignment with Labor unions?
The picture of the new president sitting with some of his most ardent opponents from organized labor has got to send shivers down the spines of Democratic Party insiders.
Open Secrets reports that private sector unions contributed more than $25 million in political donations in 2016, with an overwhelming majority going to Democrats. But the real political power of labor unions within the Democratic Party is their established political network, which provides instant trained grassroots to benefit candidates they support.
Trump’s White House invitation and meeting threaten to rip asunder the out-of-power Democrat establishment’s precariously balanced coalition of environmental anti-economic-growth elitists and labor union-identifying blue-collar workers.
To date, the top-down rule of labor organizations has assured the Democratic Party the benefits of the money and muscle that these groups can provide, while increasingly losing their voters’ support.
In the first 100 hours of the Trump administration, Democratic Party hegemony through that top-down rule has been shaken, as many of the leaders who visited the White House received access they never had to Barack Obama, who was pivoting toward a loose coalition of millennials, Silicon Valley elites and identity politics-based voters, and away from the blue-collar voters who had been a mainstay of decades of electoral success.
The meeting with the labor leaders preceded Trump’s signature on a memorandum withdrawing the United States’ signature from the crown jewel of Obama’s trade policy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership — giving the union leaders a big win. Less than two hours later, Trump was signing another memorandum undoing the Democrat policy of administratively killing the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline, a high priority of many of the union leaders who were in the Oval Office.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James Hoffa Jr. applauded President Trump, crowing in victory: “This is a major step toward putting more Americans to work, building the infrastructure that we need and creating economic prosperity.”
Just as Candidate Trump dismantled conventional wisdom by ripping through the Democrats’ vaunted Blue Wall of Rust Belt states, President Trump seems intent on moving forward with policies he perceives will help rebuild our nation’s manufacturing base. However, unlike those Republicans in the 1950s who declared that whatever was good for General Motors was good for America, Trump’s cry seems to be, whatever is good for the American worker who makes, builds and extracts wealth, is good for the country and the world.
Anti Trump Leftists thought it would be cute to block a street. The police weren’t playing
A group of Portland, Oregon anti-Trump rioters who consider themselves “The Resistance” thought it would be fun to trap people on a bus as they blocked traffic.
Bringing downtown traffic to a halt, the protesters thought they would be greeted with cheers. Boy, were they wrong.
Video captured by Fox 12 reporter Kelsey Watts shows the protesters surrounded by screaming commuters, who cursed at them and told them to stop blocking traffic.
And that’s when the police showed up. In riot gear. The video shows armored police running into the mob of protesters at full speed, plowing them across the pavement like a bulldozer. The protest was cleared in seconds. 14 liberals were arrested.
As police smashed their way into the protest the crowd in this notoriously liberal city…burst into wild cheers. “Take them all down!,” shouted a man. “Some of us just want to get home,” said a woman.
Between this, and Washington, D.C. charging anti-Trump leftists with felony rioting, it appears big cities are getting sick and tired of dealing with liberal lunacy.
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