Bill Clinton has an opinion piece for the international edition of the New York Times, "Americans Must Decide Who We Really Are," with a big-picture response to the travel ban:
The former president warns that "tribalism based on race, religion, sexual identity and place of birth has replaced inclusive nationalism."
- "Too often resentment conquers reason, anger blinds us to answers and sanctimony passes for authenticity."
- "These trends are fueled by our Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook worlds, in which the attention span for issues on television news is only a few seconds, and the very survival of newspapers depends upon retweets of headlines from their online editions."
- "Too many social media sites are fever swamps of extremist foreign and domestic invaders."
- "I favor policies that promote cooperation over conflict and build an economy, a society and a politics of addition not subtraction, multiplication not division. Unfortunately, too many people in power across the world seem determined to do the reverse."