ABC Whines Trump Using Latest London Attack to Push Travel Ban

In the wake of the latest terrorist attack on the London tube system on Friday, President Trump again spoke out in support of his administration’s temporary travel ban. And during ABC’s Good Morning America on Sunday, the cast was up in arms over the idea of Trump using the attack to back up his argument. “So, do you anticipate Trump trying to use the situation in Britain right now as ammunition to continue pushing his travel ban,” Co-Anchor Paula Faris asked George Stephanopoulos.

Well, that’s what we saw on Friday morning, just as this was breaking,” Stephanopoulos explained. The President had those tweets where he talked about that he did want a bigger, tougher travel ban even though he’s had so much trouble with the travel ban already in place.” The President did have problems with getting the travel ban off the ground initially, but the Clinton lackey failed to mention the legal successes Trump had had.

As The Hill noted in their travel ban timeline, the temporary travel ban has been in effect since June:

In late June, the Supreme Court decided to allow a limited version of the order to finally take effect, delivering a win to the administration after months of legal setbacks. The high court also agreed to hear the government’s appeal of the lower court rulings that froze the ban.

And after some more legal wrangling from Trump’s opponents, the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals put a hold on the ban’s application to those in the U.S. resettlement program. But earlier this week, the Supreme Court’s swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy ordered that the ban remain in effect on those people until the Supreme Court could hear the case on October 10.

Stephanopoulos also took issue with how fast Trump tweeted about the attack and his claims that the attacker was known to police. “It appears he might have gotten that information from Fox & Friends,” he claimed, citing no evidence. And [British Prime Minister Theresa May] was actually quite riled by this. She said people shouldn’t be speculating about who is behind this and whether they were known to police.

This comment by Stephanopoulos proves just how little credibility he actually has as a “journalist.” He slammed Trump for speculating about the attack while speculating about where he got his information from. This is proven by the fact that his complaints came immediately after ABC London Correspondent Ian Pannell reported that local press were also saying the attacker was known to police.

Clearly, their criticism of Trump, which was disgustingly tacked onto the end of their report on the attack, was just desperate and poorly thought out swipes at their favorite target.

Transcript below:

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ABC
Good Morning America
September 17, 2017
8:10:27 AM Eastern

PAULA FARIS: I know you got an exclusive with Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May. You’re going to be devoting much of the show to that. But we want to play a clip of that interview.

[Cuts to video]

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: President Trump also tweeted this morning that the solution is a bigger tougher travel ban. That’s an idea you have been against. Is it something you would reconsider?

THERESA MAY: I think what is important is that we’re able to have the powers to look into people, to identify people who may be wanting to cause us harm and are plotting to cause us harm. And to be able to take the necessary action when people do cause us harm. As it happens here in the United Kingdom, when I was home secretary, I banned more extremist hate speeches. I excluded more extremist hate speeches from coming to the UK than any other home secretary before.

[Cuts back to live]

FARIS: So, do you anticipate Trump trying to use the situation in Britain right now as ammunition to continue pushing his travel ban?

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, that’s what we saw on Friday morning, just as this was breaking. The President had those tweets were he talked about that he did want a bigger, tougher travel ban even though he’s had so much trouble with the travel ban already in place. Unclear if he’s actually going to push this.

In fact, I’m going to ask his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster,– General H.R. McMaster about that this morning. But the President really did jump on this even before knowing fully happened. I also talked to the prime minister about the President’s tweet where he said these people were known to Scotland Yard. It appears he might have gotten that information from Fox & Friends. And she was actually quite riled by this. She said people shouldn’t be speculating about who is behind this and whether they were known to police.

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