Islamic group frequented Obama’s White House dozens of times
The Trump administration is set to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, the White House said.
The designation will introduce new travel and economic sanctions against the Egyptian Islamist group, which has a membership of over one million.
“The President has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Tuesday.
Notably, Democrat leadership, particularly former President Obama, had a more than friendly relationship with the Muslim organization in the aftermath of the U.S.-backed Arab Spring that saw the overthrow of then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.