Kellyanne Conway unapologetically defended President Trump‘s executive orders to protect the United States from terrorism.
Conway said the temporary detaining of a tiny group of airline passengers is a “small price to pay” to prevent potential terrorist attacks that could kill tens, hundreds, or even thousands of innocent people (that’s called “vetting.”)
“You’re talking about 325,000 people from overseas came into this country just yesterday through our airports,” Conway told “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace. (see video starting at 23 seconds)
You’re talking about three hundred and some who have been detained or are prevented from gaining access to an aircraft in their home countries and must stay for now.
That’s 1%. In terms of the upside being greater protection of our borders, of our people, it’s a small price to pay.
About 300 foreign travelers were detained at airports Friday and Saturday after President Trump signed executive orders halting the U.S. refugee program for 4 months and temporarily halting visas from 7 nations known for being hotbeds of radical Islamic terrorism.
Conway pointed out that the list of 7 nations came directly from the Obama administration.
Meanwhile, the liberal mainstream media is in overdrive bleating sensationalistic headlines claiming there’s “chaos at airports!” because 300 people (out of 325,000 travelers) were temporarily detained.
The leftist media are operating under the delusion that the U.S. is obligated to take in anyone who wants to come here. WRONG. No foreign national is “entitled” to come into the United States or any country simply because they want to.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 29, 2017
Many on Twitter reacted to the media meltdown by pointing out that they never criticized former President Obama when he banned refugees from Iraq for 6 months back in 2011.
Many liberals slept while Obama expanded watchlisting and violating of rights at airports. @ACLU fought it then too with little support.
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) January 29, 2017
Others noted that Obama’s former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton — who slammed President Trump’s executive orders — went along with Obama’s refugee ban.
It was a record breaking day for hypocrites, we should have known @HillaryClinton was going to join in the fray.
— A Fool to Cry 🦋 (@afooltocry) January 29, 2017
The press also didn’t protest when President Jimmy Carter (a Democrat) banned Iranians from coming to the U.S. following the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 29, 2017
One person said all these virtue-signaling nutcases crying over “refugee rights” should put up or shut up.
As a Jew and an Israeli I am banned from visiting very many Muslim countries. A visit may cost me my life or freedom. I've seen no protests
— Michael J. Lawrence (@IsraelSpeaker) January 28, 2017
— Queen_Puabi (@Moon___Sister) January 29, 2017
Others noted that many Muslim-majority nations ban Israelis. Where’s the outrage?
— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) January 29, 2017
And don’t forget that the super-rich Arab nations of the Persian Gulf (Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Qatar) have done next to nothing to help their Muslim brethren.
“Guess how many of these Syrian refugees Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states offered to take?,” asked Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. “ZERO.”
Guess how many of these Syrian refugees Saudi Arabia & other Gulf states offered to take?
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) September 2, 2015
Meanwhile, the United States gave $419 million in humanitarian aid toward the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015 — bringing total U.S. aid since the start of the Muslim refugee crisis to $4.5 billion.
That is more than any country on the planet.
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