A recent poll showed that a 53 percent majority of Americans favored requiring immigrants from Muslim nations to register with the federal government.
While most of those who favored the requirement were Republicans — 75 percent of Republicans polled agreed with the registration — more than a third of Democrats did too, about 34 percent, according to the poll by Quinnipiac University.
Those were surprisingly high numbers, especially given the liberal media’s insistence that President Donald Trump and his pro-national security stance represented an offensive anomaly and not the norm. The results of this poll suggested otherwise.
Clearly, the American people were far more concerned about radical Islamic terrorism than the liberal media cared to admit.
Whether the president would actually move forward with such a registry remained unclear. Also unknown was whether he himself even supported the idea.
In a statement issued shortly after the November election, Trump communications adviser Jason Miller said Trump had no plans for a Muslim immigrant registry.
“President-elect Trump has never advocated for any registry or system that tracks individuals based on their religion, and to imply otherwise is completely false,” Miller said in a statement at the time, as noted by CNN.
“The national registry of foreign visitors from countries with high terrorism activity that was in place during the Bush and Obama administrations gave intelligence and law enforcement communities additional tools to keep our country safe, but the president-elect plans on releasing his own vetting policies after he is sworn in.”
And that was exactly what Trump has done via his executive order on immigration from the Middle East, which was designed to temporarily halt immigration from terror-prone nations until thorough screening measures could be implemented.
In previous statements made to reporters, however, the president has himself admitted that he would at the very least consider the idea of a Muslim registry, according to ABC News.
“We’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely,” Trump said during a November 2015 interview with Yahoo News. “We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.”
Of course, the liberal media has used statements such as these to paint President Trump as a monster. But if is a monster for simply considering the idea, then what are the 53 percent majority of Americans who support it?
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