90 days for spite

Trump’s thrown the new version of the Pointlessly Spiteful Travel Ban Targeting Muslims Just for the Fun of It out there. Now it’s no new visa applications from an assortment of random majority-Muslim countries, as opposed to hahaha you have to get right back on the plane and go away from here.

President Trump signed a new travel ban Monday that administration officials said they hope will end legal challenges over the matter by imposing a 90-day ban on the issuance of new visas for citizens of six majority-Muslim nations.

In addition, the nation’s refu­gee program will be suspended for 120 days, and the United States will not accept more than 50,000 refugees in a year, down from the 110,000 cap set by the Obama administration.

What’s the actual point of all this?

Trump’s campaign, meanwhile, sent out an email asking people to sign a petition in support of the new order.

“As your President, I made a solemn promise to keep America safe,” the email signed by Trump said. “And I will NEVER stop fighting until we implement the policies you — and millions of Americans like you — voted for.”

But guess what – immigrants from majority-Muslim countries are a barely detectable risk factor for Safe America. They’re stringently vetted before they get here, and in any case terror attacks just don’t make up a significant fraction of causes of death here. Meanwhile, Trump is working on taking health insurance away from millions of people – that right there is a much more of a blow against Safe America than immigration is. Trump is also working to undo what few gun control regulations there are. He’s also working on gutting or shutting down the EPA. He moved to make our water much more toxic. Yes that’s right: he wants us to have water that is more toxic. What was that about a a solemn promise to keep America safe again?

President Donald Trump just signed an executive order to roll back President Barack Obama’s clean water rule. That environmental regulation was issued in 2015 to give the federal government authority to limit pollution in major bodies of water, rivers, streams, and wetlands.

Death by polluted water is not as dramatic as death by gunfire or bomb, but it kills a lot more people.

So, yeah. His “solemn promise” was just more of his bullshit. He’s working to kill more of us.

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