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Trump Recycles His Muslim Ban, but It Doesn't Smell Any Better This Time Around

Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 5:40:53 pm

Well, the Trump Horror is trying again with its Muslim Ban, doing a cursory rewrite and removing Iraq from the list of banned countries, but doing nothing to change the bigoted and un-American intent.

I predict it's going to get rather quickly thrown out by the courts again. For what it's worth, the ACLU agrees with me.

“The Trump administration has conceded that its original Muslim ban was indefensible. Unfortunately, it has replaced it with a scaled-back version that shares the same fatal flaws. The only way to actually fix the Muslim ban is not to have a Muslim ban. Instead, President Trump has recommitted himself to religious discrimination, and he can expect continued disapproval from both the courts and the people.

“What's more, the changes the Trump administration has made, and everything we've learned since the original ban rolled out, completely undermine the bogus national security justifications the president has tried to hide behind and only strengthen the case against his unconstitutional executive orders.”

Meanwhile the inimitable Jim Hoft, Stupidest Man on the Internet, isn't even trying to hide his bad craziness any more; he's labeling all the countries affected by Trump's Muslim Ban "terror states."