Travel ban favours Trump’s business interests: Forbes

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Forbes magazine has published maps which compare Donald Trump’s banned countries and his business interests in Muslim countries.

Travellers from the majority-Muslim nations of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya were banned from entering the United States on 27 Jan after President Trump signed an executive order enforcing new travel restrictions for 90 days.

The executive order meant to reduce the ‘threat of terror’ excludes several other majority-Muslim countries such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Here’s a look at Trump’s business dealings around the globe:

Forbes/Holly Warfield

Turkey and Saudi Arabia were placed on the list of high terror risk countries by the British daily Telegraph. Both have been accused of supporting extremist groups in Syria, however both are exempt from the list.

According to the Forbes map majority-Muslim nations not impacted by the travel ban have business ties to President Trump, leading critics to wonder whether his policy is influenced by his business interests.

Donald Trump posted on Twitter on Sunday and said Federal Judge James Robart who blocked the president’s executive order will be responsible if America is attacked.