After a weekend of furious protests of his executive order on immigration and refugees, President Donald Trump is continuing to push back on Twitter this morning.
“Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage,….protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer. Secretary Kelly said that all is going well with very few problems. MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!” the part-time Palm Beach resident tweeted before 7:30 a.m. today.
“There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world!” Trump concluded in a third tweet.
Trump signed an executive order Friday that suspends entry of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days, stops admission of refugees from Syria indefinitely and bans entry for three months to residents from seven predominantly Muslim nations: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
Given his 2015 call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S., Trump has been accused of trying to impose a “Muslim ban” as president. Trump disputed that criticism in a statement Sunday afternoon.
“To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion – this is about terror and keeping our country safe,” said a White House statement.