Well, THAT didn’t take long did it? President Trump wasn’t even in office for 10 days and Obama HAD to open his big mouth. When is Obama going to learn?
Americans voted Obama OUT of office so he they could send him back to Chicago or Hawaii. Obama chose neither place to go back to, because Obama, Soros and his buddies want to do what no other former or previous president has ever done – continue to rip apart and divide a nation, even AFTER leaving office. Looks like it’s working.
H/T Daily Mail:
President Barack Obama has weighed in publicly on a political issue for the first time since leaving office – sending out support for demonstrations that have spread across the country in protest of President Donald Trump‘s immigration order.
‘President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country,’ according to a statement released by his post-presidential office.
‘Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake,’ Obama said.
He didn’t specifically get into the details of Trump’s flurry of executive actions – including a halt to refugee admissions and a stop to all immigration from citizens of seven countries including Iraq and Syria.
Instead, Obama, who has reserved the right to jump into the political fray when ‘core issues’ are at stake, invoked ‘comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions.’
‘With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion,’ according to the statement.’
Obama was most likely directly countering a remark made by President Trump: that ‘My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.’
The Washington Post’s fact checker rated this a ‘facile’ claim with three Pinocchios, because the Obama administration didn’t halt Iraq admissions. The administration clamped down on Iraqi admissions in 2011 while it ran names against federal databases, after an Iraqi man who had been granted asylum was found to have have constructed roadside bombs in Iraq.
An Obama aide didn’t respond to a question about where the president was when he issued the statement….
For two consecutive weekends, protesters have massed in Washington, D.C. and other cities to protest actions by Trump.
The Democratic opposition continues to organize itself. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer got emotional at a press conference with Syrian refugees meant to protest Trump’s order. Trump mocked Schumer on Monday for shedding ‘fake tears.’
‘Who’s his acting coach?’ Trump asked.
Obama criticized any immigration policy that discriminates by religion in mid-November after Democrats lost the White House.
‘And so we have to, each of us, do our part. And the United States has to step up and do its part. And when I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims; when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefitted from protection when they were fleeing political persecution – that’s shameful,’ he said.’
‘That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.’
In response, I’d like to add some Tweets from Ann Coulter:
Bush held his tongue for 8 years. Obama 8 days.
EVEN w/ govt hiding the truth, in last 2 yrs at least 20 terrorists came from countries in Trump’s immigratn ban.
This was Donald Trump’s response:
WHAT is the big surprise? Donald Trump campaigned on closing the borders, building a wall, adding more border patrol agents and improving the vetting process for illegal immigrants.
President Trump is doing EXACTLY what he said he would do: PUTTING AMERICA FIRST!
“In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles. The United States cannot, and should not, admit those who do not support the Constitution, or those who would place violent ideologies over American law. In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including “honor” killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.”
AMEN! In order for America to be a nation, we must have borders that we can control who goes in and out of. We must be able to keep the bad dudes or the radical Islamic terrorists out! We really have an extreme vetting process in place for doing that now. Just look at the past 8 years and all the terrorist attacks that have happened?
President Trump is putting the safety of Americans FIRST. What is so wrong with THAT? Let’s clean up our vetting process, so that we can have better processes for identifying the terrorists and send them back to where they came from, BEFORE they come into our country and cause destruction.
Doesn’t it seem logical that those same 7 countries: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan and Yemen – identified during Obama’s era as countries with ties to or countries funding terrorist activities should be looked at first? This has nothing to do with keeping all Muslims out of America. If it did Trump would have blocked ALL Muslims from all Muslim nations – but he didn’t.
President Trump is putting in place new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of America! President Trump is supporting our troops who are fighting these same terrorists around the country. Trump said, “We will never forget those who lost their lives on 9/11. We will honor them with our words and actions.” AMEN!
Isn’t it refreshing for a change to have a president, unlike Obama, who wants to protect America AND support our troops?
Here’s Ann Coulter’s response to the MSM on Twitter:
Dear Princess & Pea journos: “ban” is shorter than “4 month pause in refugee admissions from 7 countries, designated as …
Ann Coulter Retweeted CNN
Instead of “ban,” perhaps journalists would be happier if Trump admin used the acronym, “FMPIRAFSCDACOPCBOSDUWCIBVPBRABTPL.”