I always really hated this song... so, listen to it, LISTEN TO IT AND SUFFER LIKE WE ALL HAD TO IN THE EIGHTIES!!!
So, back to Crazy Promises...
Crazy Promise #3: Banning the Muslim Immigrants
On Dec 7, 2015, the anniversary of the "day which will live in infamy," then-candidate Donald Trump and his team pronounced a demand that was essentially a ban on all Muslims entering the United States, much to the delight of the his devotees and right-wing pundits, without much of a further thought on the subject, let alone that little anniversary thing, beyond digging the hole deeper.
By May of the following year, it was "merely an idea, not a proposal."
So then, on Jan 27 of this year, President Donald "Wow, didja' ever imagine that?" Trump signed Executive Order 13769, banning travel from seven mostly poor, troubled, war-torn (including war-torn by us!) and mostly Muslim countries. It was done with people banned already in flight to the US. Banned in mid-air. The Trump people said it was intentionally done as such - wouldn't want to give a heads-up to the ter'ists, DUH! Not that many ter'ists ever came here from any of those countries, as opposed to from say, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, or any of the more developed and "friendly" (with friends like that...) nations we have over there. It included people who had risked theirs and their families lives to collaborate with the US on our completely failed "Mission Accomplished" in the Middle East. Lawsuits followed quickly, Trump had to fire the acting-AG and others as they couldn't comply on ethical and legal grounds, and the courts found the ban violated the Establishment Clause, harmed the States, and had to be re-written in a competent and Constitutional way.
So, today, March 6th, we have a new Executive Order. It's certainly more polished than the Cuneiform product we got last time, so we'll see how it stands up. But it's the same idea.
It doesn't "ban all Muslims," folks. Just one's from some really poor, screwed-up places. At least he had the decency to remove Iraqis from the list. That was just horrible on soooo many levels. But the name of the order, "PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES," is a crazy promise that is not here kept. Expect the courts to be swept into this again shortly.