Trump is expected to sign an executive order tomorrow that will restrict the acceptance of refugees and even limit travel from a list of countries that are predominately Muslim.
It's the list of countries that aren't included that may or may not surprise you.
Sources briefed on the draft executive order said the list of countries targeted is not yet finalized, but those under consideration ― Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen ― are all Muslim-majority nations. Trump vowed last year to suspend immigration from “terror-prone regions” as one of his first moves.
Trump does not own property in any of those countries, but he owns property in other countries within the same region such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Turkey.
Trump wouldn't want to discourage wealthy people in those countries from staying in his hotels, would he?
The exclusion of Saudi Arabia is particularly galling given that the majority of the the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi citizens. The inclusion of Iraq in the list is also incredibly irresponsible given that American forces are engaged in Iraq right now in the fight to purge ISIS. Trump just sent ISIS and leaders across the entire region, even our allies, more reasons to oppose him.
Some of the most high profile terrorist attacks in recent years weren't committed by anyone hailing from this region. A string of attacks in Europe from France to Germany have been carried out by local citizens. Turkish nationals have also carried out a series of major attacks in recent months, but Turkey didn't make Trump's list.
Again, I'd like to know who within the Trump regime is leaking these draft orders to the press.