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Propaganda Alert: NYTimes Twists Truth On Trump Refugee Executive Order

The left-wing media is in full propaganda mode regarding President Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigrants from selected countries.

Trump’s executive order bans refugees from Syria indefinitely and imposes a travel ban from seven countries for 90 days.

The New York Times and other left-wing media outlets are distorting the truth about Trump’s action.

The distortion and bias are apparent in the headline from The New York Times editorial, “Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Cowardly and Dangerous.”

Below are a few paragraphs from the editorial:

The first casualties of this bigoted, cowardly, self-defeating policy were detained early Saturday at American airports just hours after the executive order, ludicrously titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” went into effect.

The order lacks any logic. It invokes the attacks of Sept. 11 as a rationale, while exempting the countries of origin of all the hijackers who carried out that plot and also, perhaps not coincidentally, several countries where the Trump family does business. The document does not explicitly mention any religion, yet it sets a blatantly unconstitutional standard by excluding Muslims while giving government officials the discretion to admit people of other faiths.

The order’s language makes clear that the xenophobia and Islamophobia that permeated Mr. Trump’s campaign are to stain his presidency as well. Un-American as they are, they are now American policy. “The United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles,” the order says, conveying the spurious notion that all Muslims should be considered a threat.

The headline designed to ignite hysteria is inaccurate. The executive order is not a Muslim ban and the countries are derived from a list of countries that the Obama administration identified in a 2016 law.

CNN reports:

President Donald Trump on Friday banned nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for at least the next 90 days by executive order.

The order bars all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Those countries were named in a 2016 law concerning immigration visas as “countries of concern.”

To clarify, the seven countries that are subjected to a temporary ban were initially deemed dangerous from the Obama administration and not from Trump. That’s also why other Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia are not on the list.

It’s wrong to state the order implies that “all Muslims should be considered a threat,” when all Muslim dominated nations are not on the list.

Trump’s action is aimed at making American’s safe and The New York Times’ misleading editorial exposes its left-wing bias.

Given The New York Times’ bias, it’s not surprising Trump called the newspaper “fake news.” (watch video)

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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