Trump Calls for Tougher Travel Ban, Bemoans Political Correctness

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• September 15, 2017 8:29 am


Following the Friday morning suspected terrorist attack in London, President Donald Trump tweeted that the "travel ban in the United States should be far larger."

The president began his address of the London train attack by calling it the work of a "loser," and terrorists losers in general, in two consecutive tweets. He also said that terrorists "must be dealt with in a much tougher manner."

In another tweet, he then addressed the "travel ban" on some Muslim-majority countries he implemented through executive order during the first month of his presidency.

Trump tweeted, "The travel ban in the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific- but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!"

The travel ban, which the administration initially argued was not a "ban," has come under fire from various activists and politicians since its implementation.

The Supreme Court overturned a lower court's limits on the travel ban this week, the Washington Free Beacon reports:

The full Supreme Court concurred with Justice Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday to overturn a lower court's limits on the Trump administration's travel ban.

The court issued a one-paragraph summary statement late Tuesday evening overturning a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Washington Post reports.

Tuesday's ruling concurred with the preliminary ruling issued by Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday evening. Kennedy's ruling was also summary; neither offered reasoning for the decision, although this is not an abnormal practice.

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