President Donald Trump’s top spokesman on Tuesday said his executive order blocking entry of refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries is not a “travel ban,” THE HILL reports.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer blamed the media for casting the controversial policy as a “travel ban.” “It’s not a Muslim ban. It’s not a travel ban,” Spicer told reporters. “It’s a vetting system to keep America safe.”
“If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the ‘bad’ would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad ‘dudes’ out there!” Trump tweeted Monday. When asked about Trump’s tweet, Spicer responded, “he’s using he words that the media is using.”