In his interview with CBN's David Brody, President Donald Trump said he's going to "help" Christians facing genocide in Syria and Iraq at the hands of ISIS.
He's expected to release his updated executive order on immigration, his so-called travel ban, next week. Today the Wall Street Journal reports the new order will "remove a preference for religious minorities, typically Christians, in refugee applications".
When asked to confirm this, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said only that the White House has no new executive order to announce at this time.
Here's the complete exchange on this issue between David Brody and President Trump during their interview on January 30.
BRODY: The refugee program that -- or the refugee changes you're looking to make, as it relates to persecuted Christians, do you see them as kind of a priority here?
BRODY: You do?
TRUMP: They've been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria, it was impossible -- very, very -- at least very, very tough to get into the United States? If you were a Muslim, you could come in. But if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible. And the reason that was so unfair is that -- everybody was persecuted, in all fairness. But-- they were chopping off the heads of everybody, but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.