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Dem Rep: Trump’s ‘Only Plan Is Say Something Outrageous and Upsetting, and Then Walk It Back’


Monday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” while discussing presumptive  Republican nominee Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) said “His only plan is say something outrageous and upsetting and then walk it back.”

Sherman said, “I think Donald Trump offers criticism but doesn’t offer new policy. He implies that — he claims if elected president, will he sweep away ISIS right away. So I asked him to come bring his secret plan for eliminating ISIS quickly to the foreign affairs committee, so that we could hear it in a confidential  session. We’ve gotten no response. And that’s because he has no plan. His only plan is say something outrageous and upsetting and then walk it back. His statement that he would ban all Muslims, every single Muslim from crossing the U.S. border is going to be a terrible burden on him, if he becomes president of the United States. I know he has tried to walk it back. But when you say American service men serving us abroad can’t come back to their homes because of their religion, when you say that we cannot meet with prime ministers and kings in generals from the Arab world, who are our allies, because we won’t let them land at our airports, that is not only insulting, it’s practically ridiculous.”

He added,”Right now he’s not president. I don’t think the world believes he is going to become president. So I think he is a modest embarrassment to those of us conducting foreign policy around the world. Especially our diplomats. I shoulder to think what would happen if he became president and he had to go on an apology tour for saying to every one of 1.5 billion Muslims around the world that they can’t enter the United States even if they are with us as allies, fighting our enemies.”

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