Trump tweets ‘unnecessary’ tweets about Trump’s travel ban
President Donald Trump on Thursday morning tweeted “unnecessary” tweets about his executive order banning travel to the United States from several predominantly Muslim countries, which have been a major source of frustration among liberals and civil rights groups.
“We must stop the carnage in its tracks before it becomes even more deadly,” Trump wrote.
“I am asking you to please help stop the slaughter before it even starts!”
The tweets came as the administration announced its revised travel ban, which it said would temporarily ban entry to the U.S. for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Trump had said the new executive order would be enforced for 90 days.
He said he would ask the Department of Homeland Security to review the new order in the coming days.
A White House official said Trump had been using Twitter as an alternative to tweeting.
“This order has been going around the country for months and now we are taking the next step in getting the President’s words into the world,” the official said.
Trump, a Republican, has been criticized for his use of Twitter, and many Democrats and liberals have questioned whether he is sincere about the order.
He was asked on Thursday whether he still thinks the ban was unnecessary, and he replied, “Yes, I still think it was a mistake.”
“This was a terrible decision that was made by a very bad person,” Trump said, before adding, “But it was wrong.”
“The United States of America has no religious test.
The United States does not need any religion as our national trait,” he said.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The administration’s revised travel order would temporarily bar travelers from Iran and Iraq, as well as Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen from entering the U, U.K., Germany, Australia and Canada, among other countries.
The revised travel orders also include a ban on the entry of people from Sudan, where President Omar al-Bashir is accused of war crimes.
On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order that bars entry to citizens of Syria, Iraq and Yemen for 90 consecutive days, and indefinitely bars refugees from entering and staying in the U., U.N. headquarters, the Department for International Development, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and the United Kingdom.
The U.R.W. said that in addition to the refugee ban, Trump’s order also requires all countries that have admitted refugees to “take immediate and immediate steps to remove any refugee who has been identified as a refugee by their country of origin, and will not be admitted back.”