Donald Trump's new travel ban was blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday, this happened hours before the ban was set to go into effect. As expected the president reacted to the travel ban ruling calling it a "Judicial Overreach."
During a rally in Nashville Trump condemned the ruling by introducing his statement as "the bad, the sad news," he further added that in the opinion of many it is an unprecedented judicial overreach. The crowd that appeared at the rally was in full support as they booed the news.
It seems that the president is not going to give up easily on his promises. As the previous executive order of the travel ban included seven major Muslim countries, the new one removed Iraq from the list of banned countries as per CNN.
The new ban was all set to take effect and it was announced earlier this month, if everything had gone well for Trump people from Iran, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Sudan and Yemen would have been banned from entering the United States for 90 days. The refugees on the other hand would have been banned for 120 days.
The U.S District Court judge Derrick Watson said that it is undisputed, and it would be no paradigmatic leap to conclude that targeting these countries likewise targets Islam. The White House rewrote the travel ban hoping that the new one will survive the legal scrutiny, and the Justice Department said that it will defend the new travel ban.
Trump made a statement saying that the order blocked by Watson was a watered down version of the first one. The Department of Justice will continue to defend this executive order in the courts, as it strongly disagrees with the federal district courts ruling. The president's executive order falls within this lawful authority in seeking to protect the Nation's security.