McCain: Trump's ban may fuel ISIS propaganda

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPence, Pompeo urged Trump to clarify Russia remarks: report GOP lawmaker renews call for Trump to release tax returns after Putin summit House conservatives criticize media, not Trump, for Putin furor MORE (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday that President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE’s latest executive order imposing a temporary ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States may fuel Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) propaganda.

“I think the effect will probably in some areas give ISIS some more propaganda,” McCain told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, added that former CIA Director David Petraeus is “very concerned” about translators who helped the United States military.

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“What about the Iraqi pilots training in Tucson, Ariz. learning to fly the F-16?” McCain asked.

“I’m very concerned about our effect on the Iraqis right now,” McCain said.

Trump on Friday signed an executive order calling for a 90-day ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iraq, entering the United States. The order also includes a 120-day ban on admitting refugees and an indefinite halt on admitting refugees from Syria.