Reasonable people can argue about the details and implementation of Trump's policies. But it is not "fascist," "racist" or "xenophobic" to close our front door to tens of thousands more while we get our own house in order. It is self-preservationist.
One can only imagine the widespread condemnation of Republicans and conservatives if, after the inauguration of Obama, they had gone on a violent tear all over the nation as did Democrats and liberals after the inauguration of Trump.
The first days of Trump were thrilling! Finally, a president who meant it when he said he'd cut red tape, who mocks political correctness and sneers at reporters. But then he broke my heart. Trump fans will sneer at that, but please, hear me out.
The order will not presumptively deny refugee claims from those who belong to the majority religion of their country but will "prioritize" the claims of those who belong to a "minority religion" facing "religious-based persecution."
Trump has no desire to yield to his enemies in politics and the media, he has no choice, as he is now the personification of a surging Middle American counterrevolution. By whatever slurs they are called, Middle Americans seem prepared to fight.
Democrats, who have spent the past half-century since Joe McCarthy objecting to the suggestion that anyone in this country might not be patriotic, can barely mention President Donald Trump's immigration order without calling it un-American.
The new administration's decision to pull back on outreach underscores how serious President Trump is about erasing his predecessor's signature law. Customers still have until Jan. 31 to shop for private plans.