Monday 22 January 2018

Trump's ban on travel has seen powerful enemies plot his downfall

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania at the 60th annual Red Cross Gala at Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania at the 60th annual Red Cross Gala at Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Jennifer Rubin

Just a couple of weeks ago, critics of post-inaugural protesters argued the anti-President Donald Trump movement lacked coherence. Too many small, identity-politics issues, the marcher-watching pundits sniffed. Well, as we imagined, Mr Trump has provided the unifying theme and emotional inspiration, one that can galvanise Americans from many walks of life and political persuasions.

Mr Trump's poorly executed and monumentally counterproductive refugee freeze and travel ban demonstrated just how many aspects of American society are connected and dependent upon people outside the United States.

The Hill reports: "A coalition of 598 college and university presidents has released a letter voicing 'concerns' with Mr Trump's temporary ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations.

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