Why Trump’s travel ban didn’t include a 9/11 terrorist country

Donald Trump’s failed Muslim ban involved no countries with terrorist connections to 9/11. We now know why Trump failed to include in the Muslim ban one country with ties to the terrorist attack on 9/11. It begs the question of Trump and ethics.

I wrote in an earlier article that hijackers in the September 11 attacks were 19 men affiliated with al-Qaeda. Yet 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia, and the others were from the United Arab Emirates (2), Egypt and Lebanon.[1]

None of those countries were mentioned in Trump’s original attempt at a Muslim ban. We now know why one of those countries in particular, the United Arab Emerates, wasn’t mentioned in the travel ban.

Eric Trump (second from left) and Donald Trump Jr. (second from right) attended an an invitation-only ceremony Saturday to formally open the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai.

Eric Trump (second from left) and Donald Trump Jr. (second from right) attended an an invitation-only ceremony Saturday to formally open the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai.

Billionaire Hussain Sajwani’s DAMAC Properties partnered with the Trump Organization to build the golf course at the heart of a development of villas and apartment blocks called DAMAC Hills. Among them are some 100 Trump-branded villas selling from 5 million dirhams ($1.3 million) to over 15 million dirhams ($4 million).

Ties between the Trumps and Sajwani remain strong. One of the Trump Organization’s subsidiaries received from $1 million to $5 million from DAMAC for running the golf club, according to a U.S. Federal Election Committee report submitted in May.

Sajwani and his family also attended a New Year’s Eve celebration at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where Trump referred to them as “the most beautiful people from Dubai.”

Trump days later told journalists that DAMAC had offered the Trump Organization $2 billion in deals after his election, something DAMAC also confirmed.

The Trump Organization has said it won’t make new foreign deals while its namesake is president. A previously planned Trump-branded golf course designed by Tiger Woods is still being built by DAMAC further down the road.

It would appear that $2 billion in deals after the election between Trump’s companies and a country with terrorist ties to 9/11 keeps you off any Muslim travel ban.

It would certainly would appear to go against Trump’s assertion of no new deals while he is president.

As Trump would say, “No problem I can see”. That’s the problem. Donald doesn’t see the chaos going on in the White House, doesn’t see the chaos his idiotic travel ban caused, and doesn’t see the problem with tweeting threats to foreign countries.

Trump chastised Obama and Clinton for notifying foreign powers in advance of any potential event like retaliation or military action. Now Trump is doing exactly the same thing on Twitter. If Trump does it then it’s okay. If anyone else does it, then it’s bad.

Read more in ABCnews article here.

 

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