Trump looks to spread blame for travel ban problems

Danny Woods
June 8, 2017

The officials filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court as it mulls whether to take up the Trump administration's appeal of lower court rulings blocking the travel ban signed by the Republican president on March 6 and let it go into effect.

That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain unsafe countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!

In a series of tweets, Trump insisted the policy was a "travel ban", despite efforts by members of his staff to distance the White House from the politically-charged term.

US President Donald Trump has renewed his call for a travel ban to protect Americans from "certain dangerous" countries after the latest terror attack in London.

The president suggested the Justice Department to ask for an expedited hearing and seek a tougher version. His own Department of Justice (DOJ) was squarely in his presidential sights as he complained bitterly about the languishing state of his revised Travel ban.

Travel ban or not, Trump is vowing to tighten security.

Trump said he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May to express America's "unwavering support" and offer USA assistance as the British government works to protect its citizens and bring the guilty to justice.

First, Trump launched an attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Sunday, implying that Khan was downplaying the severity of the atrocities. "He's concerned with national security and protecting people in this country".

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Trump's executive order on immigration is headed to the highest court after the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on May 25 upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the implementation of Trump's order.

When that initial ban became tied up in the courts, the Trump administration chose to issue a revised executive order.

"When we use words like 'travel ban, ' that misrepresents what it is", Spicer added.

Second, it is confounding that Trump blames the Justice Department for the second executive order, which he refers to as "watered down" and "politically correct". The White House did not immediately respond to requests for that information.

Worse, his legal team has already had a tough time with judges who'd rather look at his campaign rhetoric than the actual executive order. Journalists and political critics of the president seem to have read "Muslim ban" into the phrase "travel ban", confusing wishful thinking on their part for legal analysis.

Voters are optimistic that the Supreme Court will uphold the temporary travel ban.

"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the United States of America in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", Khan said."When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate".

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