Unbelievably, people are even appearing on the Vox Political comment columns, claiming there is no difference between Donald Trump’s Muslim ban and apparently similar decisions by former presidents Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter.

Fortunately, those friendly fellows at the Daily Mirror website have come up with a handy list, showing the differences between the three presidents’ approaches.

As you can see, Herr Drumpf’s decisions really are nothing like those of his forerunners.

I hope that ends any claim that he is no different to them.

What Donald Trump is doing:

Ban entry to the US for people born in seven majority Muslim countries – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen – including holders of legal green cards and visas – for 90 days
Suspending the Syrian refugee plan indefinitely
Suspending entire refugee plan for 120 days
Bans entry to the US for dual-nationality passport holders – meaning citizens of the above countries who also hold, for example, a British passport, are also banned for 90 days.
Prioritise Christian refugees over Muslims
Capped refugee total to 50,000
Did it out of the blue – Trump came up with his Muslim ban following the Orlando nightclub shooting, an attack committed not by refugees or migrants, but by a US citizen who was born in New York.
Of all the fatal terror attacks carried out on US soil since 9/11, exactly zero have been committed by immigrants from the seven majority Muslim countries targeted by the ban

What Barack Obama did:

Paused approvals of refugee applications from Iraq for a period of six months after two Iraqi al-Qaeda terrorists were discovered living as refugees in Kentucky.

What Jimmy Carter did:

Placed sanctions on Iran after they held 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days. The sanctions included a block on all future visas issued to Iranian citizens.

What they didn’t do:

Base it on religion
Do it out of the blue

Source: No, Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter didn’t do the same thing as Donald Trump’s Muslim ban

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