American media outlets were enraged after President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning the citizens of seven countries from entering the US.
This decision was linked to his electoral promise to ban Muslims from entering the US, and this was the reason that Trump’s political fortunes rose and he gained popularity during the Republican Party’s preliminaries defeating prominent Republican figures, including Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Ted Cruz.
The big surprise, however, was when he defeated Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. This defeat has now been documented by history, just like when Barack Obama won the presidential elections in 2008.
The American media insisted on linking the decision banning the citizens of seven countries from entering the US to the stance of Trump’s right-wing administration on Muslims – particularly to the stance of top strategist and mastermind Steve Bannon.
This was all part of the fierce campaign which Trump has being subjected to by the deep state ever since his historical victory.
Although we acknowledge that Trump’s administration is right-wing and has strict measures towards immigrants, the ban was related to security. The countries on the ban list are Muslim but according to intelligence community reports, they lack security vetting requirements. If a president other than Trump had taken this decision, the whole thing may have calmly passed.Ahmad al-Farraj