President Donald Trump called the legal system “broken” on Saturday morning, a day after he suggested the White House could release a further draft immigration order early next week.
“Our legal system is broken! “77% of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries.” (WT) SO DANGEROUS!” the president tweeted.
On Thursday, a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel denied Trump’s request to resume enforcement of his travel ban executive order, which bans Syrian refugees from coming to the U.S. and halts visas from being issued to people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Trump cited a Washington Times article on how analysts believe refugees from those seven countries are trying to come to the U.S. before the travel ban is put in place again.
The president also tweeted Saturday morning about his proposed border wall, saying the prices will go down for the wall once he gets involved with negotiations.
“I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought, but I have not gotten involved in the…..” he wrote. “…design or negotiations yet. When I do, just like with the F-35 FighterJet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN!”
The border wall is expected to cost $21.6 billion, despite Trump’s initial estimate of a $12 billion figure and a $15 billion figure from GOP leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, according to a Reuters report.