Donald Trump has buckled down on his ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim majority countries, insisting it's necessary to protect Americans.
"Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW," the American president tweeted on Sunday. "Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world - a horrible mess!"
Despite Trump's fearmongering, Americans are actually far more likely to be killed by their beds than by refugees. In the past 40 years, only three Americans have been killed by terrorists who entered the U.S. as refugees, according to data compiled by the Cato Institute [PDF].
Beds on the other hand, they've killed 375 Americans in 2000 alone, according to National Safety Council data. The bed deaths were caused by accidental suffocation or strangulation and from people simply falling out of them.
Maybe Trump should consider banning beds?
There are actually a lot of VERY dangerous things that Trump should consider banning, since he's so interested in protecting his citizens. Here are 5 that have killed hundreds – and even thousands – of Americans.
1. Stairs are a HUGE threat to the American people
More than 1,300 people died in the year 2,000 alone due to stairs. That's a serious hazard and Trump should definitely be looking into it.
2. Lawnmowers really have it out for Americans
It's less of a threat than those extremist stairs, but lawnmowers took the lives of 951 innocent Americans between 1999 and 2014, according to the CDC. That's an average of more than 60 per year.
3. Cell phones slaughter Americans BIGGLY!
Roughly 2,920 people die senselessly every year in accidents caused as a result of texting while driving. That's an average of eight every single day.
4. Cows want American blood
If you thought cows were cute and docile, think again! These blood thirsty creatures murdered 108 Americans between 2003 and 2007.
5. Dogs aren't always a man's best friend
Although dogs are usually loyal pets, some of them are prone to extremist ideology it seems. Looking at a 15 year time period, the CDC found that 279 Americans had died due to dog bites, an average of 18 to 19 per year.
Be afraid Americans, be very afraid. It's "a horrible mess!"