‘Is That Policy Still Operative?’: Jake Tapper Grills Giuliani On Trump’s Proposed Muslim Ban
During an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, host Jake Tapper pressed former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani on President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim ban and whether or not it will become policy when Trump enters office. (Something that was removed and then restored on Trump’s website recently.)
Tapper played a clip of Trump saying this past December that he was calling for a complete and total shut down of Muslims entering the United States.
Tapper then asked Giuliani, “So, just a simple question, is that policy still operative?”
Giuliani, who is rumored as a potential Attorney General pick, hit back at Tapper, stating that he was using something that Trump has changed. The conversation then turned to Giuliani explaining that what Trump is really proposing is extreme vetting of immigrants from countries with high levels of radical Islamic extremism.
He also noted that the when it comes to Syrian refugees, they would not be allowed into the country except for extraordinary circumstances.
Tapper then brought up a list of six countries — Pakistan, Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen — and wanted to know if there’d be a suspension of immigration from them.
Giuliani responded by saying that we need to be very careful and that we could work with some of the countriesd ion terms of vetting.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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