Trump from Day 1 sewed needless division and controversy. On Day 7, he signed an executive order essentially banning Muslims from seven countries. Initial reports suggest this move is disastrous. The only good sign is that numerous Republican senators say this ban was poorly thought out and completely ineffectual. It hurts refugees, friends and allies. It is shameful and a true betrayal that Iraqis who helped the US are returned to face persecution and even death. I count 10 Republican senators who have criticized the order, including McCain of AZ, Graham of SC, Flake of AZ, Corker and Alexander of TN, Gardner of CO., Portman of OH, Hatch of UT, Sasse of NB, and Collins of ME. If they join with Democrats, who stay unified, that’s a clear Senate majority.
- Trump ruined my life, Iraqi says.
- Jihadist groups hail Trump’s travel ban as a victory
- Trump’s travel ban keeps me from my only child
- Trump’s half-baked travel ban is a picture of American shame
It only took Trump seven days to commit what could become impeachable offenses, possibly ordering government workers to defy a court order, and violating the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment (which bans discrimination based on religion).
Conservative Charles Krauthammer calls Trump’s foreign policy revolution disastrous.