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President Trump Calls Out The Department of Justice For “Watered Down” Travel Ban

With the London and Manchester terror attacks looming in the background, President Trump has seemingly had enough with judicial activists blocking his executive order temporarily banning travel from terrorist-friendly nations.

He made it clear that he is no longer interested in playing semantics with an order he believes is necessary to  keep our nation safe.

Via CNN:

President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically referred to his executive order on immigration as a “travel ban” and said his Justice Department should not have submitted a “watered down, politically correct version” to the Supreme Court.

Trump’s suggestion that changes to the ban — which, among other things, temporarily restricts travel to the US from several Muslim-majority countries — were due to political correctness could hamper his administration’s legal argument that the executive order did not target Muslims. As a candidate, Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslim immigration to the United States.

Trump took to social media to declare he doesn’t really care what people have to say about his actions – it’s a “travel ban” – and that is that.


In fact, Trump took his own Justice Department to task for rewriting the original executive order to make it more palatable to the judges who seem perfectly content to allow a London-style attack occur in America.


He demanded that they expedite a hearing with the Supreme Court.


President Trump then concluded that regardless of the “slow and political” courts trying to interfere with his ability to keep America safe, he would continue to fight for them.


Last week, the Trump administration filed a pair of emergency applications with the Supreme Court seeking to reinstate the President’s executive order banning travel from six terror-involved countries.

The President vowed from the moment his original travel ban was halted to fight all the way to the Supreme Court.


It would seem he’s had enough, and is unwilling to bend under the pressure of being politically correct.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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