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Trump: I’d Consider Sending the NYC Terrorist to Gitmo

Why were we ever thinking of closing such a useful facility? Do you want those people hanging out near your neighborhood? Nice having them in Cuba. I think if we close the Guantanamo Bay prison we should move the prisoners to a detention center in Kalorama, the ritzy section of Washington where Barack Obama lives with a wall in front of his house.

Trump, who spoke at the top of a Cabinet meeting, also used the appearance to call for an end to the Diversity Visa Program under which the terrorist entered the country. Given that Saifullo Saipov is the second terrorist who has gotten in here under this program, it appears the “Diversity” part refers to terrorists, and non-terrorists.

Trump also said of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, “I think she’s excellent,” but did not say she would be his choice when he names a Federal Reserve Chair tomorrow.

Here are the rest of his remarks.

Trump Should Wait Before Politicizing the Terrorist Attack

President Trump this morning blasted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for his sponsorship of legislation that created the Diversity Visa Program, under which Saifullo Saipov, who committed Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City, entered the country.

Trump expresses support for a merit-based immigration program. He may be right, but this is not the time to be creating a political issue out of the attack.

Republicans rightly criticize Democrats when they start making a political issue out of every tragic mass shooting while the bodies are still warm. Trump should be uniting the country instead of dividing it at a moment like this. And he especially should lay off the senator from New York, whose job it is to help with the healing from the worst terror attack in New York City since 9/11.

Trump Teases Macron: “You Better Do A Good Job” Against Terrorism

Yes, he’d better. But Europe seems more intent on pretending that they have a crime problem, not a cultural one.

On the other hand, anyone like Macron who achieves power so young has a Machiavellian streak that may equip him in ways other European leaders are not to deal with the problem of Islamic extremism.

BTW, here’s Trump dissing the American media by calling on a Chinese journalist instead. He asked a question not about the Russia investigation but about . . . China.

H/T Washington Examiner.

New Poll Shows Vast Support for Trump Travel Ban

Well, this certainly contradicts the normal media narrative. A new poll by Politico indicates that American are not ready become a vast sanctuary city for refuguees from countries where terrorists abound. According to Politico: After months of litigation and controversy, six-in-10 voters back the ban — and the survey suggests the actual policy may be… Continue Reading

No, Trump Didn’t Mischaracterize London Mayor Khan’s Remarks

President Trump today tweeted that the mainstream media is abeting London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s spin that Trump took his remarks out of context when he derided Khan for telling Londoners not to be alarmed in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. As far as I can tell, Trump is absolutely right. While, other than to… Continue Reading

Trump: Middle East Leaders Agreed to Stop Funding Islamism

President Trump today indicated that Muslim leaders he met with in Saudi Arabia earlier this week agreed to stop funding the ideologies that lead to to terrorism. Trump said during remarks in Brussels: This call for driving out terrorism is a message I took to a historic gathering of Arab and Muslim leaders across the… Continue Reading

Justice Department Destroys Case Against Trump Travel Ban

Washington Examiner columnist Byron York shows how President Trump is clearly within the law with his immigration order banning travel from seven countries where terrorist organizations operate. And he indicates part of what is animating the Seattle judge who stayed to order is the judges own opinion on national security matters. From the piece: James… Continue Reading

Biden Expects Gitmo to Close by the End of Obama’s Presidency

Vice President Biden said Thursday it is his “hope and expectation” that the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison facility in Cuba will close before President Obama leaves office. Biden spoke during a press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in Stockholm. President Obama appears to be relentlessly determined, no matter the cost to national security,… Continue Reading