Trump adviser Stephen Miller: Travel ban intended to protect America from ‘bigots’
Although White House adviser Stephen Miller has quickly emerged as a fall guy for this past weekend’s chaos at major American airports, he nonetheless appeared on CBS’s This Morning to paint the Trump administration’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries as a massive success.
Miller also said that the Trump administration will, over the next month, develop screening procedures to ensure that only foreigners who “love” America are allowed into the country.
“We’re going to take the next 30 days to develop a new set of screening protocols to try and ensure that people entering our country, particularly on a permanent basis, truly love and support the United States of America,” he said. “There’ll be a 60-day period where countries will be asked to comply with the new directives. Countries that are in compliance will have regular, ordinary and routine migration with the United States.”
People who are permanent legal residents of the United States — a.k.a., green card holders — are already subjected to a meticulous vetting process to ensure that they have valid reasons for being in the country, that they have no criminal history, and that they pose no danger to national security.
Miller then went on to say that the administration’s overall goal is to make sure people who are intolerant of others’ differences shouldn’t be granted entry to the United States.
“It only makes sense that we engage in some kind of selections process that prioritizes the entry of people who, as the order stated, don’t hold bigotry, hatred or violence against any sexual orientation, against any race, or against any particular class of people,” he said.
Check out the whole clip below.
"We’re going to take the next 30 days to develop a set a screening procedures." — Trump adviser Stephen Miller on travel ban pic.twitter.com/xYv0fFKj2q
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 30, 2017