When Donald Trump proposed halting immigration of Muslims into the United States until a proper vetting process could be set up, the press went wild with misrepresenting his comments. The exaggeration and deception even included saying Trump would sign an Executive Order to ban all Muslims permanently.
A Trump spokesperson was pressed on CNN the other day by Wolf Blitzer about Trump’s prior comments. According to The Blaze:
A spokesperson for the Donald Trump campaign insisted Friday that the billionaire’s controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. never actually applied to all Muslims.
“What Mr. Trump is saying is that all of his policies are suggestions, like any other candidate,” spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said, when asked by CNN host Wolf Blitzer if the real estate mogul has softened his position on certain issues. “We all recalled that time where if you liked your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Guess what? That actually didn’t stay the policy.”
“He has not backpedaled on his Muslim ban,” she added. “He said he would back off of it in an instant if things have taken place where we can properly vet individuals. So this media outcry of how Trump has somehow backed off his Muslim ban, I find quite absurd. Because that’s simply not the case.”
Blitzer pressed her on the issue, asking about a December statement Trump issued calling for a “total and compete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
“Does he still stand by his position that there should be a temporary ban on all Muslims coming to the United States?” the CNN host asked. “Because now he’s saying also that’s a suggestion.”
“Well, I’ve actually heard that the ban included all Muslims. But it didn’t,” Pierson claimed. “The fact of the matter is that if you go back and look at the policy, it was an immigration policy. It never included American Muslims living overseas. It never included anyone other than those looking to immigrate into this country. So even that has been total media spin and completely false.”
It’s a question of having to defend yourself against things you never said. In Trumps case, he made a common sense solution that the Muslim immigration issue should be suspended until the problem could be figured out and fix. The issue at large is non-vetting of Muslims, most military age men, attempting to immigrate to the US, when at the same time, ISIS had declared they were sending thousands of terrorists with those migrants.
A common sense response to a very real problem, and the left wants to complain about that? Unbelievable.
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You can watch her comments below.