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Trump seeks 'much tougher' travel ban, expedited hearing

Conway's tweets followed Kellyanne's comments on NBC's "The Today Show" implying that Trump's tweet should not be taken so seriously.

Attorneys who sued are saying Trump's comments will help their case.

At the heart of the legal wrangling is whether Trump's proposed ban violates the Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion.

Trump's statement contradicts assurances from White House officials that the measure does not amount to a travel ban.

"No reason to be alarmed", Khan said, describing a more visible presence as "one of things the police and all of us need to do to make sure we are as safe as we possibly can be".

A separate legal challenge was heard in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington, but the court has yet to issue a ruling.

"The President is very focused on exactly what that order spells out, and that's protecting Americans, protecting national security".

Government lawyers have sought to persuade judges that they should not consider the president's statements but instead limit their analysis to the text of the ban themselves.

Once again, we are debating Donald Trump and the Twitter phenomenon.

But the following morning, Trump got onto Twitter and said he had an "absolute right" to share information about "terrorism and airline flight safety".

Trump is urging the Justice Department to seek a more hardline version.

The administration filed emergency applications with the justices seeking to block lower court rulings that went against Trump's order barring entry for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the USA government implements stricter visa screening. But Trump on Monday was having none of it.

The president's messages "may make some people feel better", but they will not help the administration achieve its goal of getting the Supreme Court to rule in its favor, George Conway said in a Twitter message. "He cares that we call it national security".

"I don't see that the president is picking a fight with the mayor of London at all", said spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Still, she said he'd signed the revised ban "for the purposes of expediency" and wasn't considering a third version of the ban.

In the wake of Saturday's deadly attack, Trump renewed calls for a travel crackdown, while attacking London's Muslim mayor, the media, Democrats, judges and opponents who accuse him of playing the politics of fear. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for that information. Law professor Josh Blackman called Trump "the worst client" for the Justice Department's solicitor general.

On Friday, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's own appointee, addressed an audience at Harvard and celebrated the fact that "the government can lose in its own courts and accept the judgment of those courts". His criticism of the Justice Department was misplaced, as it works for him.

"We need to be smart, vigilant and tough", the president tweeted as reports of the violence were coming in.

"It's not a travel ban", Press Secretary Sean Spicer said at the end of January. It was also blocked in the courts.

If the Supreme Court backs Trump, the 90-day ban on people entering the United States from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will be immediately revived.


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