Trump be­rates fed­eral judge

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Although the US govern­ment on Satur­day un­der­took to com­ply with a fed­eral judge’s tem­po­rary halt on Don­ald Trump’s travel ban, the US pres­i­dent re­tal­i­ated in a se­ries of tweets saying that Seattle judge James Ro­bart’s rul­ing “will be over­turned”.

“The opin­ion of this so-called judge, which es­sen­tially takes law en­force­ment away from our coun­try, is ridicu­lous and will be over­turned!” Trump wrote.

The judge’s decision tem­po­rar­ily re­stored travel for refugees and for peo­ple from seven Mus­lim-ma­jor­ity coun­tries.

Trump also wrote: “When a coun­try is no longer able to say who can, and who can­not, come in & out, es­pe­cially for rea­sons of safety &.se­cu­rity – big trou­ble! (sic)” He added: “In­ter­est­ing that cer­tain Mid­dle-East­ern coun­tries agree with the ban.”

The US jus­tice depart­ment in­tended to counter by fil­ing an emer­gency stay of Trump’s or­der, call­ing it “law­ful and ap­pro­pri­ate”.

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