Rudy Giuliani said Donald Trump came to him for guidance on implementing a so-called “Muslim ban” and from that, he helped construct the controversial order crippling international travel from predominantly Muslim countries.
The ex-NYC mayor said he pitched the ban, not as a religious prohibition, but one focused on “danger,” he said on Fox News late Saturday.
“I’ll tell you the whole history of it,” Giuliani told Jeanine Pirro as a Brooklyn judge thwarted President Trump’s executive order. “When he first announced it, he said ‘Muslim ban.’”
“He called me up, he said ‘put a commission together, show me the right way to do it, legally.’”
Last year in May, Trump suggested Giuliani lead a think group to study the Swiss cheese” border to Mexico. As the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump told Fox News that a Muslim immigration ban was a mere “suggestion.”
Giuliani named former federal Judge Michael Mukasey, Rep. Peter King and Texas Rep. Michael McCaul as additional architects of the ban, which came to fruition when Trump signed the executive order on Friday.
Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 after earlier in the day two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country.
Outraged protesters throng Kennedy Airport in Queens on Saturday after airport security began implementing President Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly-Muslim countries from entering the United States.
Protesting from the parking garage.. People with legal visas detained at JFK Airport
First They Came For The Muslims And We Said Not Today Motherfucker
Man resists President Trump’s latest executive order during a rally Saturday night outside the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse at Cadman Plaza after people coming from seven predominantly-Muslim countries were barred from entering the United States.
Protesters stand up for the rights of immigrants during a rally outside the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse against President Trump’s travel ban on selected Muslim countries. ACLU lawyers later won a temporary stay on deportations and detentions from U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly.
Banner reading “No Borders” is hung at Kennedy Airport during a large protest on Saturday following the implementation of President Trump’s executive order barring travelers from seven majority Muslim nations. The ban sparked chaos at airports across the country.
Protester holds up an American flag with a sign that reads “No Allegiance to White Supremacy” outside Terminal 4 of Kennedy Airport Saturday night as throngs of people assembled outside the airport and the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse to demonstrate against President Trump’s travel ban on selected Muslim countries.
Protester holds a cardboard sign reading”No Ban, No Wall, Sanctuary for All” during a rally outside Terminal 4 of Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York, Saturday night following the start of implementation of President Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S.A. from certain Muslim countries.
What’s the real danger here? One woman indicates it’s the current administration during a huge protest outside Kennedy Airport in Queens Saturday night following President Trump’s ban on travel from various mostly-Muslim countries.
He detailed the ban’s history as Pirro asked if the ban had “anything to do with religion” and how Trump settled on the seven countries in the Middle East and Africa, including the war-torn Syria.
Pirro expressed surprise that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were not on Trump’s list, citing that one of the assailants behind the San Bernardino assault in December 2015 was born in Pakistan and came to the U.S. through Saudi Arabia.
In response, the Trump surrogate gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt, despite overseeing the Big Apple during the 9/11 terrorist attack when the majority of the hijackers who orchestrated the deadly plot hailed from the oil-rich country.