Trump adviser attacks court over travel ban ruling

Trump adviser attacks court over travel ban ruling

A senior White House adviser has criticised the US federal appeals court for upholding a ruling dismissing President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Stephen Miller said the court ruling was a “judicial usurpation of power” and that “the president’s powers here are beyond question”, according to the BBC.

President Trump’s bid to reinstate his ban on visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries was rejected by a US appeals court on Thursday.

His executive order prevented citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the US and caused chaos at US airports and mass opposition.

Mr Trump has said he may fight the case in the courts and said he is considering issuing a new executive order.

The president told reporters on Air Force One that a “brand new order” could be issued early this week although it is not clear what it would look like.

Miller was quoted on American television saying the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the block on Mr Trump’s order, was “overreaching” and that the judiciary is “not supreme”.

Under the US system of checks and balances, courts can declare laws, or acts by the president, unconstitutional.

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