White House aide Sebastian Gorka on Wednesday cited a terror attack outside Britain’s Parliament as justification for President Donald Trump’s blocked travel ban, although the culprit was a U.K. citizen who would not have been affected by the President’s desired travel restrictions.
“The war is real and that’s why executive orders like president Trump’s travel moratorium are so important,” Gorka, a deputy assistant to the President whose counterterrorism expertise has been heavily criticized, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
The U.K. has confirmed that the man who killed three and injured 10 in Westminster was a British-born man named Khalid Masood, 52.
Trump’s travel ban on immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries would not have prevented Masood from traveling to the United States. The ban, laid out in a fresh executive order by the President after its previous iteration stalled in the courts, was blocked by multiple federal judges this month on grounds of religious discrimination.
Watch a clip of Gorka’s Hannity appearance below:
.@SebGorka called the London attack “just one more tragic piece of evidence of how very real the threat is to America and to her allies.” pic.twitter.com/VcWqpaib5g
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 23, 2017