Published On: Wed, Jun 27th, 2018

Former GOP campaign manager Steve Schmidt likens ‘travel ban’ to Osama bin Laden’s vision, a ‘war of civilization’

Former Republican campaign manager for the McCain/Palin presidential run went on MSNBC to feed raw meat to the leftists angry over the U.S. Supreme Court’s defense of President Trump’s power to enact the “travel ban.” Steve Schmidt, likened the move to Osama bin Laden’s vision.

Schmidt suggested that the Supreme Court’s travel ban ruling for the Trump administration “was a fantastic fulfillment of Osama bin Laden’s vision” for America in causing “a war of civilization…between the West and 1 billion Muslims.”

Check out the full clip from Tuesday’s Deadline: White House via Newsbusters, at the bottom.

Here’s Schmidt’s full remarks on the subject:

[A]nd so, today was a fantastic fulfillment of Osama bin Laden’s vision by Donald J. Trump. What Osama bin laden hoped to provoke was a war of civilization. A war between the west and 1 billion Muslims and so what Donald Trump and this Muslim ban signaled to the world is that Muslims are not welcome here, that this is whether the conservative justices say that, in fact, this is about executive power, the President’s clear intent was to impose a religious test and that is as fundamentally un-American as anything that he’s done over the course of this presidency. The only force in the world that has the power to defeat extremists Islamic radicalism is moderate Islam and moderate Islam was dealt a big setback today by this shortsighted, dangerous policy that, again, abrogates all the fine traditions of our country from freedom of religion, to welcoming the renewal of the country’s life blood with immigration.

Associated Press’s Jonathan Lemire, former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi, and fellow MSNBC Republicans Nicolle Wallace and Elise Jordan did nothing to push back on Schmidt’s repulsive remarks.


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