President Trump spoke with GOP legislators and members of the press Tuesday following the Supreme Court’s historic decision to uphold his ‘Travel Ban’ on specific nations; calling the ruling a “tremendous victory” for the American people.
President Trump calls today's Supreme Court ruling on his travel ban "a tremendous success," adding that "this is a great victory for our constitution. We have to be tough and we have to be safe, we have to be secure." https://t.co/t3wuCtsLhU pic.twitter.com/9UilCwF3Al
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“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a tremendous success, a tremendous victory for the American people and for our constitution. We have to be tough and we have to be safe and we have to be secure. At a minimum, we have to be sure we vet people coming into the country,” said the President.
“The ruling shows that all the attacks from the media and the Democrat politicians were wrong,” he added.
Watch the President’s remarks above.
BREAKING: Supreme Court UPHOLDS TRUMP’S ‘TRAVEL BAN’
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Tuesday that President Trump’s highly-contested ‘travel ban’ is within his constitutional rights to protect the citizens of the United States; adding the immigration restrictions did not amount to “discrimination.”
The 5-4 decision effectively ends multiple lower court decisions that blocked the revised guidelines just hours after the ban was to take effect.
Chief Justice Roberts said the restrictions fall within presidential power to regulate “immigration” and rejected critics claims of anti-Muslim bias.
The ‘travel ban’ impacts travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, and Venezuela.
Challengers to the President’s policy claim the restrictions were motivated by religious bias, while supporters claim the move was necessary to help protect the US from visitors without a proper vetting process.
SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Judges Likely to SIDE WITH TRUMP on ‘Travel Ban’
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday regarding the President’s revised immigration guidelines, with those in attendance claiming the judges seemed likely to rule in favor of the so-called ‘travel ban.’
“The Trump administration enjoyed a favorable reception Wednesday from the Supreme Court’s conservative majority in the first significant legal test of this president’s policies and power, as the justices reviewed the high-stakes challenge to the so-called travel ban,” writes Fox News.
The travel proposal effectively halts entry into the United States from specific nations over a host of security concerns. Critics claim the ban is “tainted” by anti-Muslim religious bias, while proponents say the President is within his rights to help protect US citizens from foreign threats.
“That does not look at all like a Muslim ban,” said conservative Justice Samuel Alito; adding that of the approximately 50 Muslim-majority nations, only five were on the President’s list.