Donald Trump said his Muslim ban was aimed at saving lives, but instead it’s already gotten a woman Michigan woman killed. Mike Hager is an Iraqi immigrant who heroically assisted the United States military during the Iraq war and who is now a small business owner in Detroit, Michigan. And thanks to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, his mother is now dead.
Hager was in the process of attempting to bring his mother from Iraq to the United States so she could receive proper medical care for her illness. But even after Hager traveled to Iraq to try to bring her to back Detroit for treatment, he was disallowed from bringing her with him due to Trump’s Muslim ban; he’s a U.S. citizen and he’s not. This cruel rejection leading to her death was despite the fact that the woman has lived in the United States for the past twenty years and she just happened to be visiting Iraq at the time, and despite the fact that her son is an American citizen and a war hero.
Meanwhile, of all the Muslims who were detained in American airports for questioning, not a single one of them was arrested or charged with anything, meaning that none of them were terrorists. And so Trump’s Muslim ban saved zero lives and has already cost one Detroit resident her life. Read more on this horrifying story.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report