FORBES: Mapping President Trump’s Travel Ban vs. His Business Interests in Muslim Countries
February 1 2017
Travelers from the majority-Muslim nations of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya were barred from entering the United States on Jan. 27 after President Trump signed an executive order enforcing new travel restrictions for 90 days.
The order, meant to reduce the threat of terror, excludes several countries — such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey — that have been accused of supporting extremist groups.
Seven majority-Muslim nations not impacted by the travel ban have business ties to President Trump, leading critics to wonder whether his policy is influenced by his business interests. Some have argued that Trump could dispel any perceived conflict of interest by divesting his assets and placing them in a blind trust.