Senator Barack Hussein Obama, erstwhile president of the USA, has apparently instructed his spokesperson to defend President Donald J. Trump’s executive order that puts a hold on entry into the USA of people from 7 countries on an Obama-era terror watch list and that also halts admission of Syrian refugees into the USA for a few months. Obama himself issued such a hold in 2011 on refugees from Iran and, more recently, removed protection from refugees from Cuba. At the time, nobody accused Obama of religious, cultural, or ethnic discrimination.
Obama’s support for President Trump’s policy is heartening, especially given mainstream media reports that falsely characterize the president’s actions as a “Muslim ban” or anti-Muslim or favoring Christians. Senator Obama’s spokesperson, Kevin Lewis, said,
The president [that would be Trump] fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.
Indeed he does. President Trump fundamentally disagrees with religious discrimination, as he’s said many times, and his new orders have nothing to do with religion and everything to do with keeping America safe from those who may wish to do our people harm.
Since so many who oppose President Trump prefer to falsely characterize his recent actions–designed to “make America safe again”–as discrimination against Muslims, it’s good to hear Obama put aside partisanship or potential personal pique at seeing a successor preside differently and to see him fight back against those who insist on promoting a false and dangerous narrative that Trump is making war against Islam.
It’s good to know that Obama doesn’t want to help spread a falsehood that many in the media and in his party (and even some outside his party) claim is incendiary and might help ISIS to recruit more anti-American terrorists. It’s good to know that Obama puts America and the safety of her people first.
MASA!!! Make America Safe Again.
Thank you, President Trump!