Sunday 18 November 2018

Shona Murray - Sowing division will not stop lone-wolf jihadists

US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Shona Murray

US President Donald Trump says he is "starting the process of terminating" the diversity lottery programme in response to Tuesday's terror attack in Lower Manhattan.

His actions play right into the terrorists' hands.

While defiant New Yorkers insisted on taking their children trick-or-treating as planned, Trump used it as an excuse to pull America further away from its values as a nation built on immigration and opportunity. "President Trump, instead of politicising and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy, should be bringing us together," Senator Chuck Schumer said.

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