After his Muslim ban twice denied visas to an all girls robotics team from competing in the US, Trump reversed himself and let the girls in. Kellyanne Conway then tried to give Trump credit for the decision.
“The girls’ story has also renewed the focus on the longer-term U.S. plans for aiding Afghanistan’s future, as Trump’s administration prepares a new military strategy that will include sending more troops to the country where the U.S. has been fighting since 2001. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday the strategy was moving forward but “not finalized yet.” Trump’s personal intervention earlier in the week using a rare “parole” mechanism to sidestep the visa system ended a dramatic saga in which the team twice traveled from their home in western Afghanistan through largely Taliban-controlled territory to Kabul, where their visa applications were denied twice.
Kellyanne Conway tried to give Trump credit while ignoring the obvious elephant in the room:
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) July 15, 2017
Trump only “acted” after the girls’ visas had been denied twice, and the story had brought bad publicity to his Muslim ban. The whole debacle would have been avoided if Donald Trump hadn’t put a Muslim ban into place.
Donald Trump doesn’t get credit for solving a problem that he caused.
This president is devoid of competence and accomplishment that people in his administration, like Kellyanne Conway, are going to desperate lengths to try to spin some sort of productive activity that they can use as a positive sign that Trump is not a total failure of a president.