Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case

Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case

Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case

The travel ban seems to have been on Trump's mind since the terrorist attack in London on Saturday, when Trump wrote on Twitter, "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

"The President is very focused on exactly what that order spells out, and that's protecting Americans, protecting national security". It's basically free legal advice for Trump.

Trump had issued his initial travel ban executive order a week into his presidency, unleashing chaos at airports, mass protests in the US and worldwide, condemnation from a broad spectrum of global leaders - and unprecedented attacks by the president on the federal judiciary after judges ruled against the ban. The second ban was also put on hold by courts.

The message contradicts what White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said just hours earlier to defend Trump after his early Monday morning tweets about the travel ban.

Post reporter Matt Zapotosky suggests that Trump's tweets will strengthen the case that the new travel ban has the same objective as the original.

That's a problem for Trump since the Department of Justice has argued the President's campaign rhetoric-which called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the country"-should be off limits when considering the constitutionality of the order and that the order as written is without animus toward any particular religion".

The appeals court had found that the plaintiffs in the case were likely to succeed at trial in showing that the policy violates USA constitutional prohibitions on religious discrimination.

But you know, we need to look at official statements that have been filtered for the policy but meanwhile the tweets are unfiltered look as to how President Trump is looking at the world considering whether it's terrorism, whether it's travel, whether it's whatever it may be, jobs, the economy, tax reform, health reform. The original ban included Iraq. Another of the attackers was born in Pakistan, which is not on the list of banned countries, while a third was Moroccan-Italian and also not subject to the order.

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"Its kinda odd to have the defendant in HawaiivTrump acting as our co-counsel.We don't need the help but will take it!" attorney Neal Kaytal wrote on Twitter. The Saudi government - not the Iranian nationals and others Trump wishes to ban - inspire and fund terror attacks throughout the West. He called the courts, which have blocked both versions of the travel ban, "slow and political". Kelly said some of them may try to travel to the U.S.

So why, opponents argue, does Trump still want the temporary travel ban? Trump's administration would then likely to file its own response before the court's nine justices make their decision.

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

He said Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is often seen as a swing vote, is particularly concerned about balance in the government and guarding against major swings.

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway defended Trump's tweets following the London attack.

"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".

"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.", he wrote.

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