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On the heels of a setback dealt to his travel ban by a federal appeals court, US President Donald Trump on Friday said he remained committed to implementing “extreme vetting” measures at US borders as quickly as possible, while saying that he has “no doubt” his administration will ultimately prevail in court.
During a press conference on Friday, Mr Trump addressed questions about what steps he will take in the wake of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals’ rejection of his attempt to unfreeze his controversial travel ban affecting refugees and travellers from seven majority-Muslim countries. “We will continue to go through the court process, and ultimately I have no doubt we’ll win that particular case,” Mr Trump said.
I feel terribly confident that we will have tremendous security for the people of the United States. We’ll be ‘extreme vetting,’ which is a term that I developed in my campaign because I saw what was happening…There are tremendous threats to our country. We will not allow that to happen.
Mr Trump immediately lashed out at the appeals court on Twitter Thursday evening after its decision, declaring that he would “SEE YOU IN COURT”, signalling his intent to pursue his challenge to the case through further appeals.
The Justice Department has not yet said what course of action it will take in response to the ruling.