President Donald Trump said in an early-morning tweet that any polls that showed Americans were not in favor of his travel ban for seven majority-Muslim countries were "fake news". "Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting", the president tweeted.
He then tweeted a few minutes later, saying that he calls his "own shots". This was followed by what could best be described as toddler haiku when he signed off with, "Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies!" I wonder who could put an end to this vicious cycle?
The order, signed on January 27, bans citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen - roughly 218 million people - for at least 90 days.
On Friday, a federal judge halted Trump's executive order, which bans immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries and suspends the USA refugee program.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll also found that more people favored Trump's ban than opposed it, reported the Guardian. While 47 per cent of those polled said they are in favour of the executive order on immigration, created to temporarily prevent citizens from seven-Muslim majority countries from entering the US, 53 per cent opposed the order. The Seattle judge ruled that the states have standing to challenge Trump's order. But automated phone and Internet-based surveys tell a different story.
CNN political director David Chalian showed CNN/ORC's latest poll results, starting with 44% approval and 53% disapproval of Trump's job performance. Eastern Time Monday to file its briefs in the lawsuit.
In a filing, the Justice Department said courts don't have the same information as a president has and should not make such decisions.