In response to Khizr Khan’s speech at the Democratic National Convention criticizing Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims from entering the country, Trump supporter Mike Huckabee simply denied that the GOP presidential nominee ever suggested such a sweeping ban.
Khan and his son, who died while serving as an Army captain in Iraq, are both Muslim immigrants to the U.S.
Huckabee told Fox News host Megyn Kelly last night that Trump never proposed such a sweeping ban, despite the fact that Trump has urged the government to implement “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”
“Donald Trump has not said that this young man would not have been allowed into the country,” Huckabee said, even though as a Muslim born in the United Arab Emirates, Khan would have been banned from entering under Trump’s proposed ban. “Donald Trump doesn’t want to make sure that every Muslim never comes to America, but he does want to make sure that when people come, whoever they are, not just Muslims but whoever they are, if they immigrate to this country, they immigrate because they want to assimilate and be Americans.”
“That’s not at all what he proposed,” Kelly interjected, noting that Trump has actually “expanded his ban on Muslims.”
Huckabee, however, falsely claimed that Trump only supports the increased vetting of immigrants and has not singled out Muslim immigrants.
In case Huckabee is unclear, here is Trump calling for a temporary ban on Muslims from entering the country: