If you watched President Obama’s speech tonight, did you catch his error? He mistakenly said terrorist Tashfeen Malik came to the U.S. on a visa waiver which “allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less.” Pakistan — Malik’s country of birth — is not one of these countries:
Sounded like Obama erred in speech by saying female shooter Tashfeen Malik came to US on visa waiver program. As Pakistani, not eligible
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) December 7, 2015
As we’ve reported, Malik enter the U.S. on a K-1 fiancé visa:
White House admits Obama misspoke when he said the female terrorist entered US via the Visa Waiver program. She was on a K1 fiancé visa.
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) December 7, 2015
The White House sent out a corrected transcript with the word “waiver” crossed out:
The White House corrects Obama’s statement on Visa Waiver Program pic.twitter.com/vvsCzvnE0A
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 7, 2015
White House issues correction to Obama's speech tonight pic.twitter.com/EgIBgVIKBR
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) December 7, 2015
Although it looks like the White House maybe needs to correct the correction. They just tweeted this out saying the president does want Congress to put in place stronger screening practices of those who come to the country on the visa waiver program (No. 2 below):
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 7, 2015
But in the correction in the transcript above, he says he wants to increase security measures on the K-1 visa program. Which is it?