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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.