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Trump Uses Hamas Attack To Make Case For Renewed Travel Ban For Muslim Countries

Trump Uses Hamas Attack To Make Case For Renewed Travel Ban For Muslim Countries

Former President Donald Trump addresses an audience during a campaign event, Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, in Wolfeboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
  • Former President Trump on Monday, two days after the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas attacked Israel, argued the U.S. was much safer from Islamic terrorists when he as commander-in-chief instituted a travel ban on travelers from foreign countries.
  • In a stump speech in early-voting state New Hampshire, Trump argued Hamas is sending militants to illegally enter the U.S. through the country’s southern border.
  • “We have no idea from where they come, the same people in many cases, the same people that just attacked Israel. You know that right?” Trump said in Wolfeboro, N.H.,“I went four years without a problem, four years because I had a travel ban and the Islamic terrorists weren’t allowed,” Trump said. “It was very tough for them. I had a very strong travel ban.”
  • He also said: “I went four years without a problem, four years because I had a travel ban and the Islamic terrorists weren’t allowed. It was very tough for them. I had a very strong travel ban.”
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