Trump defends order for visa crackdown, refugee halt: ‘We can’t take chances’

Trump defends order for visa crackdown, refugee halt: ‘We can’t take chances’, by FoxNews.

“Right now, the FBI has over 1,000 [terrorism] investigations going on … and these are people that we let in,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an exclusive cable interview from the White House Thursday. “We don’t need this. Some people have come in with evil intentions. Most haven’t, I guess, but we can’t take chances.”

“We’ve taken in tens of thousands of people. We know nothing about them. They can say they vetted them. They didn’t vet them, they have no papers. How can you vet somebody when you don’t know anything about them and they have no papers?” Trump asked.

Comments a reader:

The return of the hero. It’s disgraceful that the Western Christian establishment (Protestant and Catholic) has bent over backwards to excuse Obama’s incompetence and Christophobia — while not giving Trump the benefit of the doubt. Shame on them, Pharisees all!

Comments another:

There is a sense that for the first time since Kennedy, the free world again has a leader. Trump is an alarm clock for western civilisation. Either wake up right now, or sleep the eternal sleep.

I just love this daily sense of anticipation.  Did you see how he is going to reduce the carbon footprint of the EPA by 50% – he’s sacking 50% of their staff, for starters.

hat-tip Stephen Neil, Phillip Barton