President Trump attacks his own travel ban over Twitter

Cheryl Sanders
June 9, 2017

Here is how that lawyer, Omar C. Jadwat, responded on Twitter to the President: "If we just wait long enough, will he tweet out a whole brief for us?"

The Justice Department last week filed an appeal with the Supreme Court asking it to hear an appeal in one travel ban case in which the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the administration.Other cases are still awaiting rulings from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

President Donald Trump is criticizing his own Justice Department for asking the Supreme Court to review a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he signed in March.

But Rove said Trump did himself the most damage in his final tweet in which he said the government already is doing "extreme vetting" on people coming into the country. "He cares that we call it national security and that we take steps to protect the people of this country". As a whole, these tweets are far less probative of the current travel ban litigation, and far more revealing about the President's lack of knowledge, both about how his own administration works and the contents of his signature policy.

In a series of posts on Twitter, Trump said his Department of Justice should have continued to seek approval for his original executive order on immigration instead of the "politically correct version" submitted to the Supreme Court.

Interestingly, previous to this morning's labelling of the document officially a Travel Ban, the Trump administration had been going to great pains to avoid using that title.

"The president is very focused on exactly what that order spells out, and that's protecting Americans, protecting national security, and he has the constitutional authority to do that through that executive order", she continued.

"No reason to be alarmed", Khan said, describing a more visible presence as "one of things the police and all of us need to do to make sure we are as safe as we possibly can be".

Donald Trump's travel ban is in the news again, as the president has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate it, overruling lower courts that determined it was unconstitutional.

Such was the case after Saturday's terrorist attack in London, when Trump wrote on Twitter, "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough". Trump wrote in the first of four tweets over 20 minutes.

"Tweets on legal matters seriously undermine Admin agenda and POTUS-and those who support him, as I do, need to reinforce that pt and not be shy about it", he tweeted.

Trump also stressed that his proposal was a "travel ban", a description his aides have disputed in the past. The narrower version would temporarily halt travel to the USA from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

A brief history of Trump's efforts to block certain people from traveling to our country must date back to his December 2015 statement calling for a ban on Muslims.

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