“People, the 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!” Trump said in the first of a series of tweets Monday morning.
Trump went on to attack the US courts, which have blocked the order from being carried out, and suggested the Department of Justice should have fought harder to retain an earlier version of the order, which critics said unconstitutionally targeted Muslims.
“The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.,” the president continued Monday.
“The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court — & seek much tougher version!” Trump said.