“The Washington Post” : Republicans tight-lipped on court decision against Trump’s travel ban
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[Angry Republicans lash out at Trump for not consulting them on travel ban]The administration could now seek to have the Supreme Court consider its case.
After quickly applauding the 9th Circuit Court’s ruling on Thursday night, Democrats continued praising it on Friday.
Wonder no more.”The Supreme Court currently has only eight justices.
Democrats, meanwhile, proactively cheered the court’s ruling.
(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)Congressional Republicans were mostly silent Friday, choosing not to respond to the federal court ruling against President Trump’s immigration ban in a move that underscores how the controversial executive order continues to vex the president’s party.
‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin’s Trump takes travel ban (and Putin) to ‘People’s Court’
#SNL pic.twitter.com/pmf08pQNUq — Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) February 12, 2017Finally, losing all control, she mowed down the press corps on her motorized podium.
@katwomanfifi pic.twitter.com/AM7YrOAFWj — Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) February 12, 2017– FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer
But while Baldwin was the drawing card for viewers seeking political satire, the night belonged to ultra-versatile “SNL” cast member Kate McKinnon.
Then, as a character witness, he brought in Russian president Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett), who praised Trump as “my little American Happy Meal.”
Alec Baldwin, who has scored in guest shots on “Saturday Night Live” with his mocking impersonation of Donald Trump since the campaign’s final weeks, presided Saturday night as guest host of the NBC comedy show, serving up yet another Trump masquerade.
Trump’s claim that Obama first ‘identified’ the 7 countries in his travel ban
Four countries were identified by Congress, in a bill signed by Obama, and then the Obama administration added three more.
“The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror.”— President Trump, statement regarding executive order, Jan. 29, 2017“He is calling for extreme vetting from seven countries that President Obama first identified.
Feb. 10, 2017 President Trump, left, greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon his arrival at the White House.
When given a chance, the Obama administration specifically rejected the citizenship-based restrictions that Trump has now ordered.
The visa waiver program allows citizens of 38 (mostly European) countries to travel to the United States without first obtaining a visa.