Clinton Tweets What She Was Thinking About Today

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Jan 31, 2017 4:32 PM
Clinton Tweets What She Was Thinking About Today

Days after President Trump signed an executive order on refugees and immigration, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tweeted that she’s thinking about Khizr Khan and “a vet who fought with those now excluded.”

Trump signed an executive order Friday that barred citizens from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa known to be terror hot spots from traveling to the U.S. for 90 days. It also imposed a 120-ban on the refugee program.

The Khans are from Pakistan, however, which is not one of the seven countries included on Trump’s list.

The link referencing Khan was to an interview with him in the New Yorker about the executive order, which he said was "un-American." 

“It’s against the safety of my country. I say to President Trump and his security advisers, the drafters of these executive orders, to get out of the White House and go to Arlington Cemetery and stand in front of all the tombstones and learn from observation that Muslims, and people from all other faiths, have given their lives to protect the Constitution and values of pluralism and equal protection,” he said.

She also linked to an op-ed in The New York Times about an Iraqi interpreter who, after helping the Marines, will no longer be able to come to the U.S. after a six-year vetting process.