Donald Trump: Stop Being PC, Boost Security

The latest U.K. terror attack, with the British prime minister decrying “too much tolerance of extremism in our country,” opens a small window for President Trump to build support for his travel moratorium from six mostly Muslim nations as the proposal heads for the Supreme Court.

“If he doesn’t strike when the iron’s hot, then nothing is going to wind up happening,” GOP strategist Ford O’Connell said.

“He’s getting some criticism for it, but he’s right to bring it up, because if he doesn’t, we’re just going to stick our heads in the sand.”

Trump brought his revised travel order, issued in March, to the fore Saturday night, tweeting as news of the U.K. attack unfolded that the U.S. needs to be “smart, vigilant and tough,” and that “We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”

O’Connell said Trump needs to sway prominent Republicans such as Lindsey Graham and John McCain.

Read more from Jack Encarnacao at the Boston Herald

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