White house chief of staff Reince Priebus confirmed that citizens from Countries with ties to possible terror ties will be temporarily banned from entering the United States the confirmation was made during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union”.
During the State of the Union Priebus was also asked about comments made by retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn. General Flynn has been offered the job of national security advisor. Previously the Lt Gen has expressed his concerns about terrorism by saying that the fear of Muslims is rational.
Asked whether Lt Gen Flynn’s statements were reflective of the Trump administration’s policies Priebus said they are not blankly judging an entire religion.
“We will try and pinpoint the problems and temporarily suspend those areas from coming into the United States until a better vetting system is in place” stated Priebus, and went on to say the proposed policies are similar to bills already sitting in the House and Senate.
The new chief of staff then defended Trump’s comments about stopping federal funding to the so called sanctuary cities, where federal immigration laws are blatantly ignored by police.