AFP
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8 Feb 2017
4:49 pm

Trump attacks federal courts as ‘so political,’ defends travel ban

AFP

'I don’t ever want to call a court biased, so I won’t call it biased and we haven’t had a decision yet.'

US President Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at federal judges, calling them “so political” as an appeals court mulls whether to reinstate his controversial travel ban on refugees and nationals from seven mainly Muslim nations.

“I think our security is at risk today,” Trump told a meeting of sheriffs from around the nation, as he defended his executive order, which was blocked nationwide by the federal courts a week after it went into effect.

“I don’t ever want to call a court biased, so I won’t call it biased 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 a statement and do what’s right.”