President Trump called America’s legal system “broken” and “dangerous” in a Saturday morning tweet blasting court rulings that shut down his ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
“Our legal system is broken! “77% of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries.” (WT) SO DANGEROUS!,” the president said in a 7:12 a.m. tweet.
Trump referred to a Washington Times report that said 77 percent of 1,100 refugees allowed in the US since his Jan. 27 ban was lifted were from the seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Our legal system is broken! "77% of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries." (WT) SO DANGEROUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2017
The newspaper cited data from the Center for Immigration Studies, a conservative group that slammed the Ninth Circuit judges who on Thursday short-circuited Trump’s travel ban for “overreach.”
The Center has been criticized by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its ties to extremists.
Trump’s executive order barred visitors from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days and a imposed a 120-day stop on admitting refugees into the US. The order also put an indefinite hold on Syrian refugees.
Trump administration officials have said the issue might go to the US Supreme Court.
Trump’s next Saturday morning tweet discussed reports that his promised Mexican border wall will cost $21.6 billion.
“I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought, but I have not gotten involved in the design or negotiations yet. When I do, just like with the F-35 FighterJet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN!” he pledged at 8:24 a.m.
Trump is spending the weekend in Palm Beach, FL with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife. “They are a wonderful couple!” he tweeted.
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