Trump defends executive order concerning extreme vetting
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his recent executive order on extreme vetting saying in a statement: "We will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do while protecting our own citizens and voters."
He added: "This is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion -- this is about terror and keeping our country safe."
He said his first priority "will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all of those who are suffering."
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