Not Welcome! Philippines Considers Permanent Ban on Donald Trump
If elected president in November, Donald Trump may be unable to conduct official state visits to the Philippines.
During a rally in Portland, Maine, last week, the Republican presidential hopeful doubled-down on his call to ban immigration from Muslim-majority countries.
“We’re letting people come in from terrorist nations that shouldn’t be allowed because you can’t vet them,” he said. “There’s no way of vetting them. You have no idea who they are. This could be the great Trojan horse of all time.”
The billionaire provided his list of so-called “terrorist nations,” including, Somalia, Syria, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, and the Philippines.
At least one of those nations included on the list was none-too-thrilled.
“There is no feasible basis or reasonable justification to the wholesale labeling of Filipinos as coming from a ‘terrorist state’ or they will be a Trojan horse,” reads a new resolution filed in the Philippines’ House of Representatives by Congressman Joey Sarte.
“This comes from a long line of pronouncements where [Trump] has demonstrated an unrepentantly negative, dysfunctionally nativist, aggressively adversarial attitude towards immigrants in
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