Iraqi interpreter Hameed Darweesh was temporarily detained Saturday night at JFK airport in New York pursuant to President Trump’s executive order on refugees.
When being interviewed by the media, Darweesh said, “America is the greatest nation. The greatest people in the world.”
Asked his opinion of President Trump, he said: “I like him, but I don’t know. This is a policy, I don’t know.”
Leftist agitator Rep. Nydia Velazquez had this hilarious reaction which is going viral across the internet:
If you were following ABC News, you’d have missed the comments because they cut their clip of him speaking for before he said it:
Hameed Darweesh speaks after being released from detention at JFK airport in wake of immigration order: "America is the land of freedom." pic.twitter.com/2NfkWSEhxN
— ABC News (@ABC) January 28, 2017
Twitter users responding saying they’re “fake news”:
— Lucas Miller (@LucasMiller79) January 29, 2017
People are regularly held up by immigration officials across the globe. Getting into ultra-liberal Canada can take an entire day if you’re flagged for whatever reason. The hysteria the media’s trying to create because President Trump moved to protect America from terrorists is nothing but unadulterated fake news.