A day after President Donald Trump called for a “total and complete” shutdown of Muslim immigration into the United State, the White House is using the term again, again, and again.
The president’s administration has repeatedly tried to downplay the threat posed by the Islamic State and other terror groups that have emerged from countries like Syria and Iraq in recent years.
And in a rare, but not unprecedented, use of language, Trump also used the word “refugees” when discussing the need for a comprehensive immigration system, which he said would prevent terrorism and allow the U.S. to remain a global leader.
“There is no place for this in our country,” Trump said at a news conference.
“I want to assure everybody in this room that we will not allow it.
And that is the most important thing, and that is what we are doing, is we are putting a lot of focus on it.”
Trump is expected to sign an executive order later Wednesday aimed at restricting the flow of people and refugees into the U