Donald Trump is making headlines again for something he said about immigration, but this time his words were positive. Meanwhile, China is busy blaming Obama for the migrant crisis and pressuring the U.S. to admit more Syrian refugees.
During a recent episode of the O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly asked Donald Trump whether or not the U.S. should give sanctuary to refugees fleeing the Middle East and North Africa. Donald Trump replied: “I hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis, with what’s happening, you have to.” Trump blamed the current migrant crisis on Obama’s failed policies, saying, “This was started by President Obama when he didn’t go in and do the job he should have when he drew the line in the sand, which turned out to be a very artificial line. But you know, it’s a living Hell in Syria…something has to be done.”
Trump showed an impressive understanding of the current situation in Syria and while his less-than-polite words about illegal immigration in June may have pushed voters away, he was the only GOP candidate to explain that illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion every year and brings waves of crime to law-abiding citizens and legal immigrants.
Many of us are confused about Trump’s response because the billionaire failed to explain how he would pay for the refugees, how many he would allow in, and how he would deal with national security. Keep in mind that Islamic terrorists are known for exploiting the confusion of refugee crisis as a way to infiltrate other countries.
China, meanwhile, is pressuring us to act and laying the blame for the crisis squarely on the shoulders of the Obama Administration’s failed foreign policies.
According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, our country’s “controversial Middle East policies resulted in wars and chaos that displaced large numbers of people,” and as a result we have an “inescapable responsibility” to help.
“Wars and anarchy in the region have clearly pointed to the failure of the U.S. policies of the Middle East,” reports Xinhua, “a mistake that the only super power of the world is reluctant to correct.”
China claims that we have done “nothing substantial” to help, despite the fact that America has accepted more refugees than China and has sent $4 billion in aid.
“As a solution, peace and stability should be established in the region,” the news agency concluded. “But it can not be done unless the United States shoulders its responsibility and corrects its mistakes.”
Most Chinese citizens are confident that their country had nothing to do with current problems in the Middle East and believe that since so many Chinese live in poverty, the refugees wouldn’t want to live there anyway.
GOP candidate Scott Walker had something to say about the crisis, but only after considerable pressure. “No, we shouldn’t be taking on any more Syrian refugees right now,” he said on Wednesday. Walker feels that we are already spending too much money on refugees and that we simply can’t afford it.
Martin O’Malley, on the other hand, couldn’t resist throwing in his two cents yesterday with a distasteful message on Twitter: “Hey, you know what America needs? More Syrian refugees!”