Republican U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who are not political or personal friends of President Donald Trump, released a joint statement on Sunday condemning the executive order banning Muslims from entering the United States from seven select Muslim countries. The two Senators criticized the Muslim ban issued by the Trump White House, and stated that the ban would only serve to exacerbate the situation, and not accomplish its stated intended purpose of making America safer. The statement went on to say that the "Muslim ban" would only serve to recruit more terrorists.

'Muslim ban' a self-inflicted wound resulting in recruiting more terrorists

The Senators also called the executive order a "self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism," according to CNN. They were also critical of the stopping at airports of green card holders. This singling out of green card holders would stop them from returning to the country "they call home." The unintended consequences of the executive order signals that "America does not want Muslims coming into our country." That is the reasoning behind their contention that the "Muslim ban" may do more to help terrorists recruit new members to inflict harm on the United States.

Trump tweets again, slamming McCain, Graham

President Trump tweeted out his response to U.S.

Senators McCain and Graham. As usual, Trump made it a personal attack instead of addressing the issue at hand. He labeled the two as "sadly weak on immigration." Trump also tweeted that they should focus their energies on "ISIS, illegal immigration and border security." He accused them, ironically, of always looking for ways to start another world war.

Trump defends Muslim order on Facebook

The White House also issued a statement through the press pool and later posted on Facebook, vigorously defending the "Muslim ban" executive order.

In the statement, Trump vehemently denied this was a "Muslim ban." The statement was unconvincing when it went on: "This is not about religion - this is about terror and keeping our country safe." In an attempt for a safer haven, Trump tried to pin this on former President Barack Obama, claiming that he essentially did the same thing "in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months."

Federal judges issue stay orders on 'Muslim ban'

Meanwhile, a number of federal judges have issued stay orders on the ban, with varying degrees of success. However, in many cities across America, the protests continue.

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