Rabat - Fresh from reigniting for his Travel Ban argument and his spat with London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, following Saturday’s deadly terror attack at London Bridge, US President Donald Trump returned to Twitter Monday morning spoiling for a Supreme Court fight to resurrect his ban.
Rabat – Fresh from reigniting for his Travel Ban argument and his spat with London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, following Saturday’s deadly terror attack at London Bridge, US President Donald Trump returned to Twitter Monday morning spoiling for a Supreme Court fight to resurrect his ban.
As usual, Trump didn’t wait for responses between volleys and just kept the tweets coming starting around 5:25 a.m. on Monday. 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.
First, however, he felt the need to clarify the actual nature of the ban in a tweet that read: “People, lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!”
From there, he complained that the DOJ should have fought harder for the original order issued back in January. “The Justice Department should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.”
After whining that the DOJ should have pressed for an “expedited hearing” on the latest version for the purpose of seeking a “much tougher version,” Trump issued his final tweet of the morning. “In any event, we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the U.S. in order to keep our country safe. The courts are slow and political.”
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. Instead, they wrapped it in “vetting system” rhetoric.
The entire Travel Ban argument was reignited after Saturday’s horrific terror attack near London Bridge which left seven people dead and 48 injured.
Last week, Trump clarified his intent to appeal to the Supreme Court to overturn the lower courts blockage of the revised ban, issued in March.
Still claiming Trump to be within his presidential rights to issue such an order, DOJ spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores issued a statement in which she said, “The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.”