“It’s not a Muslim ban. It’s not a travel ban,” Spicer told reporters. “It’s a vetting system to keep America safe.”
Press briefing by Sean Spicer, 1/31/2017 reported in The Hill
Truth: As widely reported and neatly summarized in The Hill:
The order bars from people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya from traveling to the U.S. for at least 90 days. It also suspends refugee admissions from all countries for four months and indefinitely blocks Syrian refugees from entering the country.”
The president also used the term (“ban”) Saturday when he said he would stick by his new policy despite widespread outcry from critics.
“We’re going to have a very, very strict ban and we’re going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years,” he said.