One of presumptive GOP nominee’s oft-repeated refrains is that he’ll not only Make America Great Again, he’ll put together a team of great people to do it.
This morning, the candidate announced a role for former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Via Fox News:
Donald Trump, while sticking by statements that his proposed ban on foreign Muslims entering the U.S. is just a “suggestion,” on Friday revealed he wants a commission headed by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to not only look at Muslim immigration but also study the immigration flow across the Southern border.
“We’re going to put together a really stellar group of people. Rudy will be the chairman … He should be able to come back quickly [with findings],” Trump told Fox News.
After the presumptive Republican presidential nominee earlier this week first floated the idea of naming the Giuliani to lead the group, he told Fox News on Friday that he’s since spoken with Giuliani about the job.
Giuliani, in some ways, is not only a pragmatic choice for the job — given his problem-solving experience as New York City’s mayor and previously attorney general fighting organized crime — but also a symbolic one, as Mayor Giuliani became the face of leadership and unity for New York City following the 9/11 terror attacks. He is a visible reminder of what is at the very root of Trump’s suggestion that we consider a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. — the very real threat, voiced by Islamist extremists themselves — of terrorism on our own homeland.
Trump also reminded Americans of a key point so often — seemingly intentionally — left out of discussion surrounding Trump’s “ban.” It would be temporary — “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” Here’s the original statement Trump made back in December. Of course, it’s easier to paint Trump as a bigoted xenophobe when you leave out some of the key details.
So, what do y’all think about Trump’s plan to make Giuliani head of a commission to study the problem of immigration and the border?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]