McCain: Trump's ban may fuel ISIS propaganda

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBiden falters in pledge to strengthen US alliances 20 years after 9/11, US foreign policy still struggles for balance What the chaos in Afghanistan can remind us about the importance of protecting democracy at home MORE (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday that President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims 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.


“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.