The clash over whether President Trump’s new decision-making order on migration is a ‘Muslim ban’ continued Tuesday, as the Trump White House sparred with journalists over Trump’s sacking of acting attorney general Sally Yates, who had to clinch that the executive order was planned to categorize based on a particular religion. But at Tuesday’s media briefing White House press secretary Sean Spicer backed her firing.
Speaker of House Mr. Paul Ryan raised his voice for Trump’s new executive order. Ryan, too, has discarded the idea that it is a Muslim ban, stating that it is not a pious test and it is not a ban on people of any particular religion.
Thus, Ryan discards the idea that it is not consistent with him to criticize Trump, after having criticized his future Muslim ban throughout the drive.
It’s true that Trump’s new executive order does not completely ban all Muslims from entrance into the US. It’s also true that it applies to some non-Muslims. But these hit statements elide the question of whether this is biased in aim and in a result. One of the doorstep questions here should be whether Trump’s ban is designed to conditionally ban a mostly Muslim people of an immigrant from to the inside the United States, but in a manner planned to pass lawful get-together.
In that background, the history here matter. After the San Bernadino gunfire in December 2015, Trump clearly called for a complete and whole pack up of Muslims incoming the United States. Trump then teased the proposal so it targeted specific countries (as the new executive orders do). And after that, as we have cornered out, in his big speech on violence in June, Trump discussed his own original proposed Muslim ban and the new suggestion to target pick countries as, in effect, one and the same suggestion.
Todd prod Trump on whether his new suggestion targeting exact countries represents a rollback of his original Muslim ban. Trump denied that it was a rollback at all.
Trump told that he don’t think so. Further he explained that he actually don’t think it’s a rollback. In fact, you could say it’s a growth. I’m looking now at territories. People were so hurt when I used the word Muslim. Oh, you can’t use the word Muslim. keep in mind this. And I’m okay with that because I’m talking country in its place of Muslim.
The Trump White House has completely dismissed the thought that the executive order is biased on the basis of religion, in part because even some Republicans in Congress cannot bear such a thing.
To be sure, some Republicans have stated outright that, opposing to the White House’s assurances, the calculate at a minimum creates the look that the United States is discerning against Muslim immigrant. And as those Republicans note, this matters, because of the message it sends to the rest of the world, particularly to typical Muslims.
Whatever assurance the White House now offers, this calculate is desperately spoiled by its own history — including Trump’s own oratory about it.