Spicer: Trump is doing what he said he would do

Spicer: Trump is doing what he said he would do

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Sunday that President Donald Trump is doing what he said he would do during the campaign, referencing the recent executive order that includes a suspension of the refugee program and a temporary ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the United States.

“This is nothing new,” Spicer told ABC’s “This Week.” “President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 MORE talked about this throughout the campaign and throughout the transition.”

Trump on Friday signed an executive order that called for a 90-day ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States and a 120-day pause on admitting refugees.

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The order also puts an indefinite halt on letting in refugees from Syria, which has been embroiled in a civil war for almost 6 years that has displaced over 4.8 million refugees.

“They should be asked certain questions,” said Spicer. “They should go through certain vetting.”

Trump in his presidential campaign vowed to tighten the U.S.'s vetting process for refugees, already one of the toughest in the world. He also proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States in December of 2015.

Spicer said Trump is implementing the policies he campaigned on.

“Protecting this nation and our people is the number one priority of this president and our government,” he said.