U.S. President Donald trump has accused two Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham trying to unleash a third world war. He wrote about this in his microblog on Twitter.
“Joint statement of the former presidential candidates John McCain and Lindsey Graham — delusion, they are sadly unconvincing on immigration,” wrote trump. According to him, “instead of constantly trying to start world war III” these senators should focus on combating the international terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), to pay “attention to illegal immigration and border security”.
Earlier, McCain and Graham issued a statement in which it criticized the decree of the President of trump to toughen immigration policy. In their opinion, the order of the President “was not checked properly”, because it was not discussed with the state Department, ministries of defence and justice, reports ABC News. “We fear that the decree will contribute to the growing terrorist threat than to strengthen the security of States,” the senators said.
The decree of the President of the US signed January 27, applies to nationals of the seven countries with a predominantly Muslim population. We are talking about Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Sudan. Because of the disposition of some flights that flew in the USA, was withdrawn by the citizens of the States included in the list, despite the fact that they had American visas.
Trump, commenting on his decision, said that his measure is not directed against Muslims, but against terrorists. According to him, the issuance of visas to citizens of all countries will resume as soon as steps will be taken to the security policy.
The Senator from South Carolina Lindsey Graham was a contender for the position of President of the United States from the Republican party during the election campaign of 2016. McCain — Senator from Arizona — was a candidate for the presidency in 2008, he lost to Democrat Barack Obama.