— Laura Keiter
Fox co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle claimed that President-elect Donald Trump never advocated in favor of blocking Muslims from entry into the United States. In December of 2015, Trump read off a policy proposal calling for the “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims coming into the U.S. Trump doubled down in July, arguing that he is “looking at” banning people from certain “territories” where Muslims reside and on November 10 the Trump campaign staff removed, and then restored, Trump’s call for banning Muslims on his campaign website. After denying his call to block Muslims from entering the U.S., Guilfoyle’s co-host Dana Perino added that “ban and block” are the same and have the same effect:
From the November 10 edition of Fox News’ The Five:
JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): I think that right now you have to talk about Trump and Republicans, and in specific Speaker Paul Ryan, because — Ryan is a guy, for example, who is all about things like, you know, “let’s make some cuts to things like Social Security, let’s balance this budget, let’s get it back working,” right? And you — what do you hear from Trump? “I will never touch Social Security, I will never touch Medicare, I will never touch Medicaid.”And when it comes to the wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said I won’t even bring up the wall, I mean, I’m not going to pay for some wall. So, you have to start to think about, what about a deportation force to get out all these — You know what? I think the Republicans are going to be like, “Uh, excuse me sir, what are you talking about? Oh, should we block Muslims from coming into the country? President Trump, can we slow down? Let’s talk about something else.”
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE (CO-HOST): Well, he never said he was blocking Muslims from coming to the country —
WILLIAMS: Yeah, it was —
GUILFOYLE: — so now you are just making up things.
WILLIAMS: Oh, but that’s true, what fiction, what fiction.
DANA PERINO (CO-HOST): Ban and block are the — kind of the same.