Re: Tourism, the terror effect
Gotta admit that Trump's policy is genius at producing a significantly greater ROI. It cost him very little to trot out those successive bans, and most of the media was free (just like the election campaign). Nobody has died yet who wasn't supposed to, and so far as we can tell none of the deaths were Americans, happened on American soil, or even in places where it's easy to do an accurate body count.
In contrast, France went to the trouble of killing quite a lot of people, many of them French citizens. On top of that, they faced significant costs in infrastructure repairs etc. Much more expensive way to get their travel numbers down and prompt support for LePen.
If I use the word "God," I sure don't mean an old man in the sky who just loves the occasional goat sacrifice. - Anne Lamott