United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley asserted over the weekend that Syrian refugee children were dangerous to America because they came with adult family members.
Following President Donald Trump’s military attack on Syria for the use of chemical weapons, CNN host Jake Tapper asked Haley why the administration was opposed to taking in refugees when “beautiful babies” were being “slaughtered.”
“Why not allow Syrian refugees who are children and maybe their mothers to come in after they’ve been vetted,” Tapper wondered.
Haley argued that President Trump “very much believes in the responsibility of keeping Americans safe.”
“That is very strong for him,” she insisted. “That is something he wants to do.”
“You also see a president who is compassionate, who is very much not going to put up with violations in chemical weapons use,” the ambassador added. “Because he saw that this week very much as not only a national security risk, but also a international security risk.”
Tapper pressed: “But certainly you don’t think Syrian children pose a risk to the American people.”
“Well, Syrian children have to come with Syrian adults,” Haley replied. “And you don’t know, it’s hard to know based on the vetting process. And that’s unfortunate that we can’t find that out.”
“At the end of the day we need to remember that Syrians don’t want to live somewhere else. They want to be home. They want to be with their family. They want to be with their loved ones. And that’s the focus of why the airstrike happened this week.”
Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast April, 9, 2017.
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Meghan McCain ranted that Barrett was being attacked for her religion and for having seven children. It's unclear where she's hearing that Barrett is being attacked for that, as the Democratic nominee for president is also Catholic and speaks openly about his faith. He has had four children.
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‘Completely shameless’: Pompeo faces backlash for violating his own guidelines on political activity
President Donald Trump's secretary of state has been increasingly "brazen" about appearing at political events, in apparent violation of his own directive to the department's employees.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wanted to accept the president's invitation last year to speak at a campaign rally, but a congressional aide said he backed down after being told that would violate existing rules, reported Politico.
However, that's all changed this year.
“What he is doing is entirely unconventional,” said Harry Kopp, an author of books on U.S. diplomacy. “The employees of the State Department have, by now, I think, no illusions about the partisan nature of their secretary of state.”