Chelsea Clinton is developing a reputation of “shoot first, aim later” when it comes to Donald Trump.
She continued her reckless attacks on Trump by trying to label him a bigot.
But she ended up stepping in it.
The left hates Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order.
They claim it’s bigoted and anti-Muslim.
But all Trump’s order does is restrict travel for 90 days from nations that are linked to terrorism.
In fact, the seven nations listed in Trump’s order were part of legislation Obama signed into law that banned them from using the visa waiver program, which allows for visits up to 90 days to America.
But Chelsea Clinton never lets facts get in the way of a snarky social media attack.
She retweeted the ACLU blasting Trump for his “Muslim ban.”
— ACLU National (@ACLU) May 8, 2017
But the order is clearly not a “Muslim ban.” Only six nations were affected by Trump’s revised executive order.
There are 47 Muslim-majority nations in the world, and Trump’s order only applies to six.
And U.S. law gives Trump wide authority to restrict immigration.
Andrew McCarthy wrote in National Review:
“Federal immigration law also includes Section 1182(f), which states: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate” (emphasis added). Section 1182(f) plainly and sweepingly authorizes the president to issue temporary bans on the entry of classes of aliens for national security purposes. This is precisely what President Trump has done. In fact, in doing so, he expressly cites Section 1182(f), and his executive order tracks the language of the statute (finding the entry of aliens from these countries at this time “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States).”
As usual, Chelsea Clinton was wildly off-base with her attack.
Even if — as the ACLU and Chelsea Clinton suggested — the original Trump statement from December, 2015 calling for a complete and total shutdown of Muslim immigration into America was a Muslim ban, Trump later narrowed his order.
After the Pulse nightclub shooting, Trump gave another speech on terrorism where he said immigration should be restricted from nations tied to terrorism.
That is exactly the legal ground where he planted his flag in his executive order.
The law is on Trump’s side.
And Chelsea Clinton misfired. Again.