Do what now, Mr. President?
Totalitarian Messiah-in-Chief and sort of master tweeter Donald Trump has some, er, words of wisdom for you.
Taking to Twitter late Friday evening, he wrote:
‘We must keep “evil” out of our country!’
We must keep "evil" out of our country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
Okay, then. Trump is being so clear you could almost say that it’s… wait for it… unpresidented.
Seriously, though, Trump hasn’t magically become some sort of Zen loving stoner that spouts off random railings against evil.
Trump, rather, is referring with his tweet to the travel ban that he slapped on seven Muslim majority countries across the Middle East and North Africa late last week.
That ban, along with a ban on refugees entering the United States for the time being, has sent shock waves throughout the world on account of the result that innocent Muslims have been targeted by Trump’s legal system solely on the basis of their national origin. In most cases for these people, their national identity is basically inextricable from their religious identity.
Trump continues to claim that this whole debacle is for the best in the interest of “national security.” That, however, is not true, seeing as there is no incident in recent history that in any way necessitates banning entire peoples from the United States.
There have been numerous challenges launched against the Muslim ban, with the most substantive thus far centering on the effects that the ban has had on legal permanent residents of the U.S. who are from one of those previously mentioned seven countries. There have been hundreds of cases and counting of such persons being taken into police custody solely on account of their national origin.
Trump scored an important, dark “victory” in his fight to keep his Muslim ban in force late on Friday, when a federal judge in Boston did not renew a temporary stay on certain components to the ban that was put in place shortly after Trump first signed the Executive Order.
The comments section of President Trump’s tweets is always a fun place, and you can check out some of the best ones from Trump’s latest tweet below.
cool, so when are you packing up?
— Tim Wrobel (@Timotato) February 3, 2017
When you put "quotes" around a word, it implies that evil exists in theory. i.e. "Evil" that you are fighting is FAKE NEWS! pic.twitter.com/BFsxme4CT2
— Kristina Womp-Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) February 3, 2017
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