Huckabee likens Trump’s Muslim ban to Israel’s immigration policies
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee showed support for Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims, comparing it to Israel’s immigration policies.
“Right here in Israel, Muslims don’t just get to come into Israel without some clearance,” Huckabee, who endorsed Trump for president, said in an interview with an Israeli radio station that aired Thursday. “In fact, I am not sure that they are allowed to immigrate here at all. So it’s not unusual — when everybody acts like ‘Oh what Trump has said is so amazing,’ it’s not that amazing in Israel. You don’t have open borders to Muslims here. ”
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Trump reiterated his call to ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States after Omar Mateen, a U.S.-born Muslim whose parents were born in Afghanistan, opened fire at an LGBT night club in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people.