Donald Trump joined one of his favorite Fox News enablers, Fox and Friends, with a typical "call in" interview, to discuss his upcoming trip to D.C., to meet Republican leaders as well as some of his policies.
Host Steve Doocey then asked, "What about the temporary Muslim ban?"
Trump explained, "Well, we have a ban and there are obviously some very bad things going on and we're going to be very careful."
Donald continued, "We're allowing Syrian's to come in here, we have no idea who they are, we have no paperwork, there's no documentation - they're pouring into the country, our country by the thousands. You see what's happening in Germany. Sweden, it's a total mess...so I'm going to be extremely vigilant and careful."
Co-host Brian Kilmeade, took his usual role of Trump apologist, by trying to say Trump really isn't a "hater" because he congratulated the newly elected Muslim Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
Kilmeade said, "But careful is one thing, you also saluted the courage in the past, you also mentioned the London Mayor, who just won an election that you wished him the best, so that making a swooping comment about all Muslims, "Donald Trump disliking them," and that's not correct either, correct?"
Trump replied, "It's a temporary ban, Brian. We have a problem, Now, if you don't want to discuss the problem, then we're never going to solve the problem."
Kilmeade should have asked what that problem is, but I will. What problem is that specifically, Donald? Syrian refugees aren't causing the US any problems. As the Guardian reported,
But such a fear is misguided because the process of relocating refugees to America is very different from the way that refugees currently arrive in Europe. Syrians flown to the US will be the most heavily vetted group of people currently allowed into the US, according to the State Department.
Each candidate is vetted first by the UN’s refugee agency, and then separately by officials from the State Department, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Department. The process takes between 18 months and two years.
OK, so Trump made up a fictitious problem. He then continued blathering on that Obama won't use the term "radical Islamic terrorism," a favorite attack line of conservatives, and of course - Paris.
Trump then proposed he may ask former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, to head a commission to root out the terrorists in our midst:
"We have to be extremely careful. In fact, I'm thinking about setting up a commission, perhaps headed by Rudy Giuliani to take a very serious look at this problem. But this is a worldwide problem. And we have to be smart."
Europe is much, much, more at risk than the US because of many reasons, including an ocean and the proximity they are to the middle east.
Is Trump proposing to make Rudy Giuliani his terrorism Czar? I thought Republicans hated Czars...