Fox's Eric Bolling Blames Obama For Trump's Muslim Ban

Fox's Eric Bolling Blames Obama For Trump's Muslim Ban

Bolling: "If You're Going To Point A Finger At Someone For Having A Quote, Unquote, 'Muslim Ban,' Look At The Obama Administration"

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From the February 8 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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BOB BECKEL (CO-HOST): Donald Trump is about to find out that there's three branches of government and his signature does not automatically make policy or make bad law. The fact of the matter is, I keep coming back to this, the last Yemen had anything to do with terrorism in this country was 1975, number one. And number two, if you really want to be serious about this --

ERIC BOLLING (CO-HOST): Talk to Obama about that.

GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): That's why it's not a Muslim ban.

BECKEL: If you want to be serious about it, then ban people from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. They're the principal --

GUTFELD: That's why it's not a Muslim ban. He targeted countries that have no centralized government, that have no government. 

[CROSSTALK]

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE (CO-HOST): They are failed states. 

BECKEL: The people who sponsor this and pay for it are the Saudis and the people who train are the Pakistanis. Those two countries alone are so much more important than these other ones. He picked -- this is low-hanging fruit. 

BOLLING: Then why did Obama pick them?

DANA PERINO (CO-HOST): There is a difference between the paperwork thing and the passport details, all of that stuff that you can work with the Saudi government and the Pakistani government on those things. But if you have a failed state like in Somalia, or Yemen, or Sudan is another place, I think that it makes to put those countries on the temporary ban.

BOLLING: But Bob, Iraq, the Muslim -- Iraq was on the list.

BECKEL: That's what I mean. What about Iraq? 

BOLLING: These are countries that the Obama administration first pointed out. So if you're going to point a finger at someone having a quote, unquote, "Muslim ban," look at the Obama administration for that. 

Previously:

Right-Wing Media Wrongly Cite Obama To Justify Trump’s Muslim Ban

Rudy Giuliani Brags That He Crafted Trump's Muslim Ban

Fox's The Five Hosts On Those Affected By Trump's Muslim Ban: "They Don't Have Rights"

Fox's Eric Bolling: Obama Administration "Answers To The Quran First And The Constitution Second"

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