Steve Schmidt Says Trump Completed ‘Osama Bin Laden’s Vision’


Julia Nista General Assignment Reporter
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MSNBC guest Steve Schmidt claimed that the Supreme Court’s Tuesday decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban “is a fantastic fulfillment of Osama Bin Laden’s vision.”


“I’m thinking about former special agent of the FBI Ali Soufan. Ali Soufan, with John O’Neal, came very, very, very close to disrupting the attacks on 9/11. He was a Lebanese immigrant and a Muslim. Is America better off with Ali Soufan here? I would argue he is,” said Schmidt.

Arguing that the best defense against radical Islam was fostering relationships with moderate Muslims, Schmidt claimed that the president’s travel ban could only serve to deepen the divide.

“Today was a fantastic fulfillment of Osama Bin Laden’s vision by Donald J. Trump,” Schmidt said. “What Osama Bin Laden hoped to provoke was a war of civilization, a war between the West and one billion Muslims.”

“And so what Donald Trump and this Muslim ban signal to the world is that Muslims are not welcome here, that this is, whether the conservative justices say that, in fact, this is about executive power, the president’s clear intent was to impose a religious test,” Schmidt continued, saying that the president’s travel ban was more “unAmerican” than anything else he had said or done.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in support of Trump’s travel ban Tuesday. (RELATED: Supremes Deal Victory For Trump, Uphold Travel Ban)

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