Trump Doubles Down On “Travel Ban” Language

Business Insider reports:

President Donald Trump has doubled down on his executive order banning travel to the US from six majority-Muslim countries. “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!” Trump said in the first of a series of tweets Monday morning.

The White House initially tried to reframe Trump’s use of “travel ban” when the executive order was first announced in January. The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, said in January that the policy was not a ban but rather “extreme vetting.” But Spicer referred to it as a travel ban as recently as May.