Obama Accuses Republicans Of Being ‘Worried About Three-Year-Old Orphans’ – The Daily Caller

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President Barack Obama said Tuesday in Manila that those who want to halt the acceptance of Syrian refugees are feeding “the ISIL narrative,” “fearful of widows” and “worried about three-year-old orphans.”

Obama made the remarks standing with Philippine President Benigno Aquino at a press conference.

Since the terrorist attacks on Paris last Friday raised questions about the screening process for Syrian refugees, dozens of governors and lawmakers — mostly Republicans but some Democrats too — have questioned Obama’s plan to take in thousands of refugees.

“We don’t make good decisions if it’s based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks. I think the refugee debate is an example of us not being well-served by some of the commentary that’s been taking place by officials back home and in the media,” he said.

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