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White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

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Donny’s thrashing about to create distractions is continuing to damage our country.

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Once again using hate and fear in a bid to get (re)elected.  Create a bogey man and then convince those who are to dumb to know better that you will protect them.

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Well, if its one thing the Trump cultists can get their Chinese-made MAGA banners out for and wave it is more discrimination and hate turned towards people of color.

Donnie must be trying to woo Richard Spencer back into the fold...

https://www.newsweek.com/richard-spencer-donald-trump-iran-qassem-soleimani-1481246

I imagine Don Jr and Eric are down in Honduras now paying off Trump clothing workers to dress down and caravan towards the border...

It's all a con-job Trumpers - just like your Dear Leader saying he was "Ending Endless Wars" - wake up...

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Great!

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Any bets on who the token non-Muslim country will be?

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We can be sure which Muslim country will never be on the list, Saudi Arabia.

Their citizens can fly airlines into buildings, shoot American soldiers inside our own bases and countless other plots, as long as they keep feeding Donny and his shady businesses, they are safe.

The American public, on the other hand, isn’t.....

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Any bets on who the token non-Muslim country will be?

Trump can't help it if most of the high-risk countries are Muslim-majority. Go talk to the Muslims about that.

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Serrano: Trump can't help it if most of the high-risk countries are Muslim-majority.

Jut to be clear, you aren't drinking the Kool-Aid, right? I mean this isn't about security, it's about banning Muslims period. The only terrorist problem we've had is from Saudi Arabia so there's no basis for a ban unless it's them.

Either way it's not the end of the world since it will be removed when Trump is out of office. Sorry if that frightens you but it's coming one day.

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The bigotry is strong with this one.

The administration is happy to invade and create mayhem in Muslim communities around the world, but seems to be shocked when people want to leave those countries, or retaliate.

Can we have a ban that stops imperialist elements from traveling to other countries?

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Great!

Would you say that to your Muslim friends, colleagues and correspondents, I wonder?

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The bigotry is strong with this one.

How?

The administration is happy to invade and create mayhem in Muslim communities around the world,

But it’s ok for them to call for the destruction and deaths of infidels

but seems to be shocked when people want to leave those countries, or retaliate.

Can we have a ban that stops imperialist elements from traveling to other countries?

I definitely support the administration on this, way long overdue.

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The Bush family has close business ties and personal friendships with the Saudis, so they were fine with token measures even after 9/11. They blamed Iraq for it.

Donny’s business has received bailouts from the Saudis a few times, so he’s not done anything even when Saudis murdered a US permanent resident, at their embassy. He blames Iran for everything.

Obama, on the other hand was tough on the Saudis.

Me thinks Republicans love their money more than the country, what say you?????

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Greedy traitorous bigots is how one would describe republicans today!!!!

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I want to know what countries Trump supporters would like to see on that list.

Any list without Saudi Arabia would be a total farce.

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The only terrorist problem we've had is from Saudi Arabia

Please, SuperLib, stop embarrassing yourself.

Obama, on the other hand was tough on the Saudis.

Please, ulysses, stop embarrassing yourself.

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Please, ulysses, stop embarrassing yourself.

or you can start educating yourself!!!!

Ignorance might be a virtue with the right wing nutters, but it shows them as ......ignorant nutters!!!

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The only terrorist problem we've had is from Saudi Arabia

Please, SuperLib, stop embarrassing yourself.

Please, Serrano, give us a list of countries you’d like to see on that list.

Surely Saudi Arabia must be at the top. After all, they have very strict rules about allowing anybody in to their country, and infidels are not allowed at all in certain parts of the country.

So, Saudi Arabia at the top. Fill in the blanks for us.

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The current occupant of the Whited House continues the stir the fake news, disinformation and misinformation pot. The main purpose is to distract the people from his political difficulties and his goal of being reelected.

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There should be a ban on the Saudis if we count the number of extremists who have created problems in the past.

Also, the extreme form of Islam in SA means that those from that country are likely to repeat extreme acts in the future.

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Please, ulysses, stop embarrassing yourself.

or you can start educating yourself!!!!

OK, ulysses, please tell us how Obama was tough on the Saudis. This should be good...

Meanwhile, oh my...

Obama may be preaching 'tough love' to Saudi – but arms sales tell another story

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/22/us-saudi-arabia-weapons-arms-deals-foreign-policy

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Obama, on the other hand was tough on the Saudis.

But got totally suckered by the Iranians, so it’s a washout.

Me thinks Republicans love their money more than the country, what say you???

And yet, the richest people running the country are liberals, hope they vote for Trump.

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@bass

Which countries do you think should be on the list?

You must have some idea because you said it was ‘great’.

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or you can start educating yourself!!!!

Taking on the liberal partisan narrative? No thanks!

Ignorance might be a virtue with the right wing nutters, but it shows them as ......ignorant nutters!!

Apparently, you haven’t been following the squad or impeachment farce.

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I understand Trump put in a new order at his Chinese sweatshop clothing factories....its for thousands of T-shirts with the following phrases printed in the front...

I'm a member of MS-13...have a nice day...

Death to America...

I Love Hezbollah...

Avenge Sulemani...

Hillary and Obama all the way!

The Apprentice was a lousy TV show...

They'll be worn by the fake caravan members Don Jr and Eric are recruiting...

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How do they know when the names were the sand two people admitted the names were blacked out?

but two of the people said that seven countries — a majority of them Muslim — would be added to the list.

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Phone had a seizure. How do they know it’s Muslim countries when the document they supposedly saw had the country names blacked out?

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Serrano: Please, SuperLib, stop embarrassing yourself.

Please explain your justification for a Muslim ban. Unless....you aren't calling it a Muslim ban. Have we had scores of arrests from these countries for terrorism in the US that I'm not aware of? Feel free to share whatever information you have.

If you want to create bans based on sweeping profiles then ban young men from having more than X number of guns to reduce school shootings. But my guess is you wouldn't want your people to be profiled like that.

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OK, ulysses, please tell us how Obama was tough on the Saudis. This should be good...

As I said start educating yourself, which definitely should be good.

No thanks!

Say No to Education, that definitely sounds like the new GOP slogan, Gohmert certainly thought so.

Apparently, you haven’t been following the squad or impeachment farce.

Apparently you have been following nothing, even some of Fox bigots were slamming Donny on his strikes.

But got totally suckered by the Iranians, so it’s a washout.

Not surprising the uneducated folks think so.

And yet, the richest people running the country are liberals,

Do you even understand what you mean by that post, that the rich liberals are patriots while Trumplets are not!! ROFL.

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Interesting insight into the mind of Trumpists here.

My first reaction to reading about a travel ban is ‘Who might be getting banned?’

Trumpists’ first reaction is ‘great!’. The question of who to ban seems unimportant.

Bizarre.

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I dislike Trump, but I dislike Democrats more.

Makes my decision this November an easy one. Not a fun one, but an easy one.

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A bit like being banned from travelling to Morecambe, or East Kilbride...,

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As I said start educating yourself, which definitely should be good.

Tell that to the liberals please, please.

Say No to Education.

Liberal public schools again...

Apparently you have been following nothing,

Because the liberals have nothing to offer except the same talking points: ”Russia, impeachment.”

even some of Fox bigots were slamming Donny on his strikes.

and 9 Democrats on Fox and in Congress we’re supporting the strikes.

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This is such an easy one.

Critia;

You buy lots of US made military equipment. IN.

You buy military equipment from countries other than the US. OUT.

No religion. No politics. Just cold hard cash

gary

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Criteria

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Tell that to the liberals please, please.

But but but, doesn't going to college make people liberal!!!!!!

Liberal public schools again...

Obviously no school experience here, what it home schooled?

Because the liberals have nothing to offer except the same talking points: ”Russia, impeachment.”

Denial must be a nice place to live in!!!

and 9 Democrats on Fox and in Congress we’re supporting the strikes.

Oh democrats can express their own thoughts, but the republicans cannot, didn't you get donny's memo?

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@garymalmgren

Critia;

You buy lots of US made military equipment. IN.

You buy military equipment from countries other than the US. OUT.

No religion. No politics. Just cold hard cash

Exactly. Exclude your "enemies" but keep having "enemies" to justify military expenditure. And sell a bit of your outdated weapons to your "enemies" to avoid lost profit.

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The last terror act by foreigners were Saudi related

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Tell that to the liberals please, please

Liberals, on average, have higher levels of education than conservatives. This is painfully obvious when you read the JT threads. Conservative posters constantly drone on in logical fallacy filled posts about nonsense conspiracies, Hillary, and Obama.

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Really surprised not to see Turkey, Pakistan and Egypt among the group.

re @Donny’s thrashing about to create distractions is continuing to damage our country.

Perhaps you missed the "death to America, numerous beheadings, burning of the US flag, and yet you seemed undisturbed and its a positive thing. Where is your national pride in where you live? oh that's right, under the political correct and sensitivity belt.

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Perhaps you missed the "death to America, numerous beheadings, burning of the US flag, and yet you seemed undisturbed and its a positive thing.

That chant is so old and meaningless. It's the equivalent of "USA!USA!USA!" and similar mindless football chants.

Burning the flag isn't illegal, in fact, it's a sign of democracy and freedom. Something the US does not represent anymore. Flags are rubbish, anyway. Parochial and posturing, that's the best I can say about them.

Where is your national pride in where you live? oh that's right, under the political correct and sensitivity belt.

I live in Japan and am honored to do so. That's my home. I'm a citizen of the world and that's all there is to it.

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re @Donny’s thrashing about to create distractions is continuing to damage our country.

Perhaps you missed the "death to America, numerous beheadings, burning of the US flag, and yet you seemed undisturbed and its a positive thing. Where is your national pride in where you live? oh that's right, under the political correct and sensitivity belt.

Oh no!? Not chants and flag burnings!!!!

My pride in my country is fully intact. That means I want it see my country continue to lead, not continue to isolate itself.

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Yet the liberal media sites said one of the things that would happen is that “sleeper cells” in the USA would activate. That’s why we should have known not to kill Soleimani, they said.

who are these people who could become this and how/why are they already inside USA?

An Iranian national was arrested with weapons close by the President’s home recently.

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who are these people who could become this and how/why are they already inside USA?

These are probably citizens that are conservative incels. Maybe born in the Us or naturalized. Love your attempt at whipping up ignorance-driven fear though.

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An Iranian national was arrested with weapons close by the President’s home recently.

Here we go with the demonizing and justifications for a ban.

What next, internment for US citizens of Iranian heritage?

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What next, internment for US citizens of Iranian heritage?

It’s the only answer. We don’t know where their loyalties are.

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It’s the only answer. We don’t know where their loyalties are.

Steady, some people might not understand subtlety.

As we all know, questioning people's loyalty to the US, whether they are Muslim or Jewish etc can lead to some very ugly situations. Historically and at present.

I do wonder what else Trumpists can gladly get behind and cheer on, illegal wars, caging of kids, cosying up to dictators and killers and demonizing Americans because of their faith/color of their skin...

A travel ban will be celebrated by the far right grotesques among us. When, ironically, if anyone should be prevented from travelling and spreading their poison and extremism, it's surely the bigots.

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Steady, some people might not understand subtlety. 

Agreed.

As we all know, questioning people's loyalty to the US, whether they are Muslim or Jewish etc can lead to some very ugly situations. Historically and at present.

Absolutely correct.

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How about Saudi Arabia??? Anyone remember a certain day in September???

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Anyone remember a certain day in September???

I remember two. Both are family members’ birthdays. Something else happen in September?

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