We hope you enjoyed your vacation, Barack Obama, because we could reallyyyy use a sane-minded leader right about now.
In his first public statement since leaving office, Obama said he was "heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country."
The former POTUS also blasted Drumpf's executive order, saying he "fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion."
It's crazy to think not all politicians feel the same way…
But the two policies aren't exactly comparable. Obama's policy came after it was discovered in 2011 that two Iraqi refugees who were living in Kentucky had been involved in roadside bombing attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq.
The Kentucky case prompted the Obama administration to significantly delay in processing Iraqi refugees while U.S. immigration, security and intelligence agencies rescreened about 58,000 Iraqui refugees in the U.S. — and over 25,000 more who had been approved to enter.
In contrast to Obama's actions — which targeted one country and involved no outright ban — Trump ordered a far wider ban (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen) without identifying a specific threat!
Also, Obama couldn't have "banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months" because refugees don't