The Republican president has said his proposed ban, a centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign, is necessary to protect Americans from terrorist attacks.
Some of that evidence came from Trump, who made statements as a candidate and as president indicating that the travel ban was based on his desire to exclude Muslims from the United States, the appeals court concluded. The narrower order temporarily halts entry to the USA from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen is necessary to protect US national security. Nothing in the tweets suggests that either the original or the revised ban has a discriminatory goal. Federal courts have stopped it from being enforced.
"The Justice Dept should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to SC", Trump said. Those challenging the order have until Monday to respond. "This thing should get approved by the Supreme Court as long as nobody calls it a 'travel ban.'" And.
Even George Conway, who was seriously considered for a top Justice Department post and could have been representing Trump in the travel ban case, gave the President some pro-bono advice. But I don't see political genius in the invective coming from Trump these days.
Trump, whose populist brand of politics includes criticising political correctness as an evasion of uncomfortable truths, called in a statement on his campaign website for a "complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". George retweeted Trump and wrote, "These tweets may make some [people] feel better, but they certainly won't help [the] OSG get five votes in SCOTUS, which is actually matters".
Critics of President Donald Trump's stalled travel ban say he may have undercut the government's defense of the measure when he bashed the Justice Department for asking the Supreme Court to review a "watered-down" version of the ban. The second order removed Iraq from the list of banned countries.
"I don't think the President cares what you call it, whether you call it a ban, whether you call it a restriction", Sanders said.
Those who oppose the travel ban said Trump's Tweetstorm, ironically, helps their case.
"It's kinda odd to have the defendant in Hawaii vs Trump acting as our co-counsel". He added later, "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".
The directive that would go before the Supreme Court is a narrower version of the executive order the president signed during his first week in office. The Washington Post said in a front-page story that "the president's tweets could significantly damage his administration's effort to restore the ban".
The travel ban was supposed to be a temporary measure, created to afford the administration time to conduct a review and decide what new vetting procedures were necessary.
The move comes after the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th USA circuit court of appeals on May 25 upheld a Maryland judge's ruling blocking the order. The case quickly made its way through the appeals process and arguments were heard at the Supreme Court on June 26, 1971, with a final decision on June 30, 1971.
Last week, the Justice Department formally asked the Supreme Court to let a ban be put in place.