How screwed up is the Trump administration after creating chaos with an executive order? Even Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus doesn’t know to whom the order applies. Green card holders? No, yes, no. In the same interview, he went back and forth.
Protests waged across the country, Democrats readied for pushback and the Sunday political shows teamed with partisans from both sides as President Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration divided Americans even further. Trump himself tried to sell to the media and the country. No one was buying.
The president basically told the world to ignore their eyes and common sense. “It’s not a Muslim ban,” he told reporters in the Oval Office after he signed three new directives. “It’s working out very nicely,” he said. “You see it at the airports, you see it all over.”
But what was seen all over was complete chaos. Multiple people were detained at airports and spontaneous protests ensued. Families were separated and at least one foreigner who had risked his life as an interpreter for the US military was detained.
Despite his protestations, it is clearly a Muslim ban as it pertains to the countries involved. Although Trump talks about 9-11 when he tries to argue for his new measures, not one of the countries from which the 9-11 attackers came is covered under the order.
The usually tough-but-fair Chris Wallace chose to let Kellyanne Conway filibuster in her appearance on FOX News Sunday.
This may just be the beginning. Trump is doing what he said he would do. People who I know who voted for him did so thinking, “He’ll never do that.” Well guess, what? He is. And we should all be very afraid