A Donald Trump campaign spokeswoman sparred with a CNN anchor Monday over the process for vetting Syrian refugees, and when the journalist cited a fact-checking website’s assessment of the process the spokeswoman retorted, “We’re not going to base national security off PolitiFact, or even the United Nations.”
CNN’s Brianna Keilar questioned Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson about how the presumptive Republican candidate would like to change the existing process used to vet refugees ahead of resettlement in the U.S.
In doing so, Keilar paraphrased an excerpt from a recent PolitiFact article, which examined Trump’s claim that there was “no system to vet” refugees from the Middle East, and determined it to be false.
The PolitiFact article outlined a process that begins with referral by the U.N. refugee agency and includes vetting and interviews by U.S. agencies including the Department of Homeland Security. It said the entire process “typically takes one to two years or longer.”
(The State Department says it takes an average of 18-24 months, and earlier this year officials said the processing time was being speeded up to three months in the case of Syrian refugees.)
Keilar ended her summary of the vetting process by saying, “this is according to PolitiFact.”
“You’re saying there’s no vetting process,” she said. “I just read the vetting process. How does he [Trump] want to change it?”
“Here’s the thing,” Pierson said. “We’re not going to base national security off PolitiFact, or even the United Nations.”
Good answer ....Katrina!
Common sense is not a skill liberals are familiar with. Liberals have a fantasy island in their head.
One of my main reasons for supporting Trump is that he is very much against powers outside the US dictating to us what we should do. The UN is a very dangerous Organization which is funded mostly by US. They are agents of most terrorists nations around the world, and the list of Terrorist nations who are UN members is growing each year. Urged by the Pope and others the UN allows the leader of IRAN to stand in the General assembly of the "Peaceful" organization and shout out like an ISIS terrorist "Death to Israel, and Death to America http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2015/07/21/iran-kerry-n2028339 Trump is right, we are funding our own enemies, and he is being criticized for wanting to stop this insanity???
Even after last night's latest terrorist attack in Turkey, the UN is planning on meeting next week to determine how much money they can screw out of countries to pay for carbon footprints in fighting the weather! A UN consultant last night said that Turkey and the US need to go to that meeting and demand the UN engage itself more on the war on terror than worrying about the damn weather! But between you and me, Obama ain't gonna agree to taking down his Mulsim brothers!
There is no way to vett people who have no records as our security people have said http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/fbi-director-adm... This policy shift left is ilogical by what Trump said Ban all of them.Is he moving to Hillary's position?
Oh, I like the sound of this new administration already... Go Trump!!
We must defend our sovereignty and our freedom; sovereignty and freedom is about set our own laws, raise our own taxes, trade with whom we want, fish in our own waters, invite into the country those whom we choose and remove those we don’t; If we love our freedom and continue being an independent nation we must stop being part of any free trade agreements, globalization, the UN, the WTO, NATO or the NAU. This exodus of the middle east people to the EU and other countries is the result of our military intervention to protect the interest of the U.S. and the UK transnational corporations, the wars were about the control of the Middle East oil reserves. Please stop all the ill wars work for peace and prosperity by respecting the sovereignty, religion, political ideology and culture of others country, we must stop our government hypocrisy and the use of force to control other countries rights to self determination and the rights to export and use of their natural resources. Stop being the word's bully and exploiters of Latin America and the world community.
VETTING... one can not vet individuals who don't have official documents to prove who they are... or in a system where the data needed to vet the individual is lost, destroyed or unavailable because the local bureaucrat doesn't have the resources to provide or confirm the individuals ID... let alone his criminal background.
It is widely known that forged identification papers are easily obtained in the Mid-East... That there is no easy way to verify identity documents, as the data base, existing government records and resources, to research such data, simply isn't available in most places. Where there are records, they are often rudimentary and easily purged of derogatory information, for a fee.
Who and how does one vet someone claiming to come from Fallujah, Iraq... Fallujah's city hall is shambles, along with all its records. The local police are either dead, hiding, or preoccupied with major problems... and the recent return of the city to Iraqi control is of no help now, in the past, or for the foreseeable future.
One simply is lying if they say they can properly vet the majority of the Syrian Refugees... How do they even know they are Syrian? As I understand it Obama ordered the vetting process to take no more than 72 hours.. there can't even be a proper medical screening done in that time.
Right on point Ron. Trump should be a shoe in UNLESS the Dems STEAL the election like they did the last two. They have the puppets in place and they have the process down to a fine science. This may our last chance to try and turn this mess around. Not that the current voting process is valid; however the wheel that squeaks the loudest gets the grease. Not sure if Americans are up to the task. We will either get it done or suffer the consequences of turning the country into a complete socialist state. Not that far away from it right now.
Do they still have control of the VOTING MACHINES? Remember the little town where there was a 150% turnout, and ALL voted for Obumbum? We do NOT need a repeat of 2012!
BRAVO! I can't wait for Trump to be in office and puts this lame stream media in their place! Back to PolitFact's process for vetting, didn't seem to help much at all in allowing the San Bernadino terrorist to bring in another terrorist to kill what? 14? The truth of the matter is that we have a lot of regulations, a lot of laws, a lot of rules on how to do things in this country, but the incompetent in the oval office REFUSES to abide by those rules, so screw PolitiFact and all the other flaming liberal sycophants who are always so quick to point to all the rules Obama ignores!