Merkel slams Trump immigrant ban
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel blasted Trump for using the War on Terror® as an excuse to selectively close the borders:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.S. President Donald Trump that the global fight against terrorism was no excuse for banning refugees or people from Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, her spokesman said on Sunday.
“She is convinced that even the necessary, decisive battle against terrorism does not justify putting people of a specific background or faith under general suspicion,” spokesman Steffen Seibert said.
He said the German government regrets the entry travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority states, would review the consequences for German citizens with dual nationalities and would “represent their interests, if needed, vis a vis our U.S. partners”.
He said Merkel had expressed her concerns to Trump during a telephone call on Saturday and reminded him that the Geneva Conventions require the international community to take in war refugees on humanitarian grounds.
Of course, that’s dependent on whether or not Trump understands the Geneva Conventions, let alone knoes what they are.