McCain: Trump's ban may fuel ISIS propaganda

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainEarth Day founder's daughter: Most Republican leaders believe in climate change in private Trump gives nod to vulnerable GOP Sen. McSally with bill signing Democrats need a 'celebrity' candidate — and it's not Biden or Sanders MORE (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday that President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference 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.