Trump defends immigration order, says courts 'so political'

US president demands justice system to read the statement and do what's right

Reuters February 08, 2017
US President Donald Trump. PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON: Republican President Donald Trump defended his immigration executive order on Wednesday as necessary for the nation's security in a speech to law enforcement officers in which he criticized US courts as being political.

"I don't ever want to call a court biased, so I won't call it biased," Trump said.

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"And we haven't had a decision yet. But courts seem to be so political, and it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read the statement and do what's right. And that has to do with the security of our country."


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