Very nicely

Trump says his Nazi-style ban on refugees is working “nicely.” His stupidity is exceeded only by his callous indifference to the miseries of anyone who isn’t Donald Trump.

The fallout from President Trump’s temporary ban on refugees to the U.S. struck with full force Saturday, blocking some travelers from boarding their planes overseas, compelling others to turn around upon arrival in the U.S., and prompting customs agents at New York’s JFK Airport to detain at least a dozen people, including a former Iraqi translator for the U.S. military in Baghdad.

The growing chaos also sparked legal challenges, airport protests, condemnations from politicians and denunciations from advocacy groups.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Saturday tweeted an offer of support to those who had been stopped at the state’s airports: “I have directed Port Authority, @NYSDOS, & my Counsel’s Office to jointly explore all legal options to assist anyone detained at NY airports.”

It looks is if it’s getting to be civil disobedience time. People in the mid-nineteenth century civil disobeyed the Fugitive Slave Act, and we’re going to have to civil disobey this dictatorial ban on refugees.

Speaking to hundreds of demonstrators at JFK Airport, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., called the ban ineffective, discriminatory, “disgusting,” and said it “goes against every ounce of our traditions from George Washington onward.”

“We are here to say it should be stopped and be revoked,” he said.

In brief remarks while signing his latest executive orders Saturday, Trump maintained the order isn’t a “Muslim ban.”

“It’s working out very nicely. We’re going to have a strict ban, and we’re going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years,” he said.

We already do have “extreme vetting.”

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