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Sen Angus King: Trump Executive Order ‘the Worst Foreign Policy Decision’ Since Iraq Invasion

Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Angus King (I-ME) told host Alisyn Camerota that President Donald Trump’s executive order halting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries was “the worst foreign policy decision” since the United States’ invasion of Iraq.

“It’ll make America much more dangerous,” King said. “I think Alisyn this is probably the worst foreign policy decision since the invasion of Iraq. What it’s done is played right into ISIS’s hands. I’ve spent probably 50-60 percent of my time around here on foreign policy and on terrorism on intelligence and armed services. They want us to turn this into a war of the west against Islam. They have explicitly said they want to drive a wedge between peaceful, non-violent Muslims and the West, particularly America. We just played right into their hands. Over the weekend, there were all kinds of excited communications from ISIS about what a great thing Donald Trump had done for them.”

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