President Trump on Friday revived his calls for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and a travel ban targeting certain countries after an attack on a mosque in Egypt left at least 235 people dead. In a tweet announcing an upcoming phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Trump lamented the terrorist attack on the al-Rawdah mosque in the northern Sinai Peninsula, and said that the U.S. would have to “get TOUGHER and SMARTER” in dealing with terrorism.
Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life. We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will. Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
Mr. Trump, only you would use an attack on Muslims in a foreign country to justify building a wall in America. This makes no sense. The two things are not even remotely related!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) November 24, 2017
How about a simple, “Sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you?” What the hamburger does a wall along the Mexican/American border have to do with Muslims slaughtered in Egypt? What a Dotard!
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) November 24, 2017
Trump just used Muslims getting attacked in Egypt as justification for why we need a ban on Muslim immigrants and a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. https://t.co/yR9e8tH13o
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) November 24, 2017
Trump seems to be saying that the attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt is a good argument for his border wall with Mexico. https://t.co/XQU3tZMrsK
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 24, 2017