While Donald Trump’s speech yesterday was widely viewed as “horrifying” and “frightening,” Fox News contributor, Donald Trump supporter and a favored-by-Fox vice presidential pick Scott Brown called it “rock solid.” Then he endorsed Trump’s Muslim ban.
Host Trish Regan asked Brown to comment on a previous guest who opposed a ban on Muslims “because there are so many incredibly wonderful members of the Muslim community that give so much back to this country and that can bring a lot here in the way of their intellectualism," as she put it.
"If you say OK, we're not going to be politically correct,” Regan continued, “but we need to get the best of this community because that is in part how we grow as a nation and become more and more powerful, including from an economic basis, while simultaneously keeping everybody safe."
Brown told her, "I don't think a temporary ban is inappropriate, especially from war-torn areas where we have no vetting process, no ability to check who they are and what their beliefs are."
In fact, we do have a vetting process, a very extensive one. PolitiFact rated a similar claim by Ted Cruz “mostly false.” The fact-checking site noted that [FBI Director James] “Comey has said there are challenges and gaps to the process and that there are always risks to admitting people from conflict zones. But he also said the process is effective and has gotten more so in the past few years.”
Not surprisingly, Regan did not mention that.
Watch it below, from the June 13 Your World.
UPDATE: This post was erroneously credited to Ellen.
To pass the vetting process in a Trump administration all a Syrian refugee would have to do is profess to be a persecuted [but not a gay or ‘Mexican’] Christian.