Latest terrorist attacks in England have given Donald Trump the much needed fuel to reiterate his travel ban from certain ‘dangerous’ countries.
In a series of tweets, the US President stressed that we need a travel ban to protect our people. Trump’s tweets came just days after Britain’s third Islamist attack when three men ploughed their van into pedestrians on London Bridge last Saturday night before they made their way into the busy Borough Market area where they stabbed people indiscriminately. All the three attackers were shot dead by police, even as the authorities have made at least a dozen arrests in east London and were carrying out further raids.
Trump has urged the need for a “much tougher version” of his travel ban and stated that the US has already started “extreme vetting” those who want to come to the US. This ‘extreme vetting’, says Trump, is being done for the safety of the people in the US.
“The Justice Dept should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to SC,” Trump said.
Trump urged the justice department to expedite the hearing of the watered down travel ban before the Supreme Court and should seek much tougher version,
“In any event we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the US in order to help keep our country safe. The courts are slow and political!” the US president tweeted.
In what is being viewed as a rare move on Friday the Supreme Court expedited consideration of the case, ordering the American Civil Liberties Union – which represents the plaintiffs – to respond by June 12 to the Trump administration’s petition for court consideration.