‘I don’t want to live in fear’: Former Ambassador John Adams defends Trump’s travel ban
Former Ambassador to Brazil John Adams, a key ally of the Trump administration during the 2016 election campaign, has blasted the president’s travel bans as “unconstitutional.”
“The president is making a political statement and I don’t know how to interpret that,” Adams said in an interview with NBC News’ Kasie Hunt.
“If you’re going to take away people’s constitutional rights and deprive them of their civil rights and put them in a situation where they can’t even exercise their constitutional rights, I don:///s/a-s_zwfz-j2-7q4q-g3jb-b-2-b_g.jpg”The fact is that these are unconstitutionally broad and unconstitutional, so I think the president is very much out of step with the Constitution and what the Constitution says,” he said.
Adams also said that Trump’s decision to reinstate the travel ban is a “disaster.””
This is a dis service to the Constitution. “
I think it’s a disservice to the people that are impacted by the order.
This is a dis service to the Constitution.
This has never been about politics.
This was about protecting our nation and what’s happening around the world.”
In a speech in December, Trump said that the ban would help keep “terrorists” from infiltrating the country, but it has caused a great deal of damage to the U.S. economy, the diplomatic community, and the entire world.
The ban has led to widespread protests in the U., which have been met with violent opposition by the government.
Trump issued a new travel ban Friday that would suspend travel from six Muslim-majority nations and indefinitely ban all refugees and immigrants from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
The order has been met by a range of legal challenges, with judges in New York, Minnesota, and elsewhere saying that it violated federal law.