If Australia doesn’t want those refugees, why should U.S.?
Here we go again. Liberals loved living in the upside-down world where former U.S. president Barack Obama put Americans’ lives last.
It’s hard to diagram the logic of the left wing’s latest apoplexia over President Donald Trump’s pesky penchant for putting America first. But here goes.
Trump told Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull “no,” the United States wasn’t going to honour the deal Obama struck to take Muslim refugees off Australia’s hands. About 2,500 refugees went to Australia seeking asylum. They were put in detention cities with unsanitary conditions. The United Nations complained. Obama agreed to accept 1,250 of them.
These refugees are Australia’s humanitarian crisis, not America’s. And if they don’t want them, why should we?
Lost in liberals’ outrage is that many of the refugees that Australia wants to dump into the U.S. come from the Muslim-majority countries of Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Somalia, which are among the seven countries whose citizens are temporarily banned from entering the U.S. under Trump’s executive order. The list was produced by the Obama administration, which identified them as “countries of concern,” as reported by CNN.
During the 25-minute call with Turnbull, Trump reportedly yelled: “This is the worst deal ever.” According to press reports, Trump also accused Turnbull of trying to send the “next Boston bombers” into the U.S. Then Trump hung up.
Sounds perfectly reasonable. The audacity of Australia trying unload on us these nationals who — let’s face it — have a track record of blowing up and shooting Americans in acts of terrorism.
“Do you believe it? The Obama administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!” Trump tweeted.
Not only is the deal dumb, but there’s the left’s (over)reaction to Trump’s response. The liberal media howled that Trump was unhinged and could cause a “rift” between the two countries.
The rather biased Washington Post observed:
“The characterizations provide insight into Trump’s temperament and approach to the diplomatic requirements of his job as the nation’s chief executive, a role in which he continues to employ both the uncompromising negotiating tactics he honed as a real estate developer and the bombastic style he exhibited as a reality television personality.”
The media must think Trump is the one who’s dumb. How is it bombastic to tell another nation that the U.S. isn’t going to take on another risk to our already-compromised national security?
Sen. Tim Kaine, aka running mate to Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign, couldn’t wait to weigh in.
“He’s doing kind of amateur-hour stuff on matters of significant national importance,” Kaine crowed on CNN about Trump’s call with Turnbull.
No, senator, “amateur hour” is secretary of state Clinton setting up a private server and email domain, deleting thousands of emails concerning classified matters, then blaming her 2016 election loss on an FBI director for investigating her deceptive actions. Kaine should really sit down and be quiet.
In the upside -own world of Liberals, Trump’s behaviour of putting nation and its citizens first seems anathema because for the past eight years it didn’t happen. Now we have a president forcing corporations to create jobs in the U.S., and protecting our homeland against fanatics who want to kill us.
And Liberals are aghast.
You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. Oh, wait, the liberal media did and does — it’s called fake news or Trumped-up hysteria about our 45th president, who is doing exactly what he said he would do.