The US president dismissed criticism of the travel ban, saying it had affected few people. He seems to have forgotten that people have families.
When people protested the US president's executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Donald Trump hit back with a pair of tweets, the first explaining the need for the ban, the second saying it had not caused the kind of disruption the protesters claimed.
Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world - a horrible mess!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2017
Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage,.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
Trump appears to have forgotten that people have families.
TRT World's Tetiana Anderson spoke to one of them.
DOJ to begin defending ban
Justice Department lawyers across the United States on Friday will begin defending Trump's executive order, which attorneys general in some states say is unconstitutional.
The move comes after Trump fired his acting Attorney General Sally Yates for directing DOJ lawyers not to carry out the president's order.
Trump replaced Yates with Dana Boente as acting AG. The US Senate is currently debating whether to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions for the position.