“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?”
Indeed. This is all just common sense. But this, like much else of what he said, will lead to even more hysteria on the Left. They are determined to stop him and reverse his actions, and resume the course to national suicide.
“Trump defends order for visa crackdown, refugee halt: ‘We can’t take chances,'” Fox News, January 27, 2017:
President Donald Trump defended his forthcoming executive orders that are expected to suspend the United States’ refugee program and halt the issuing of visas to citizens of certain countries, saying, “We can’t take any chances.”
“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.”
A draft executive order, which Trump could sign as early as Saturday, reportedly would halt the United States’ broader refugee program for 120 days and prohibit citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen from obtaining U.S. visas for at least 30 days.
“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.
Trump also defended his executive order to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a key promise of his presidential campaign.
“The wall is necessary,” Trump said. “That’s not just politics, and yet it is good for the heart of the nation because people want protection and a wall protects. All you’ve got to do is ask Israel.”
The president also revisited the issue of torture, saying that he believes methods such as waterboarding are effective. However, Trump added that he would follow the advice of Defense Secretary James Mattis, who has argued against the use of such tactics.
“Look, I spoke with people who were in this world that we’re talking about,” Trump told Hannity. “They said, ‘Absolutely, it works.’ Now, General Mattis said that he doesn’t intend to use it. I’m with him all the way. Do I believe it works? Yes, I do.”…