DC Daily: President Trump criticizes London mayor, says his travel order is 'a TRAVEL BAN'

DC Daily: President Trump criticizes London mayor, says his travel order is 'a TRAVEL BAN'
Posted at 8:16 AM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 11:16:30-04

What's happening in the political world:

President continues to slam London mayor on Twitter
-- President Trump once again took to Twitter to criticize London Mayor Sadiq Khan as the city tries to move forward following this weekend's terror attacks.

In a tweet Monday morning, Trump said:

London remains on high alert following Saturday night's terrorist rampage that left seven people dead and injured at least 48 others. English authorities said 11 people have been detained in connection with the attack.

After receiving word of the attack, Trump tweeted a message of support for London and the U.K., a plea for his travel ban and a dig at London mayor Sadiq Khan for advising Londoners to remain calm.

Khan's office responded to Trump's Sunday tweet by saying the mayor "has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet ..."

Trump: It's a "travel ban"
-- The president emphatically referred to his executive order on immigration as a "travel ban" and said his Justice Department should not have submitted a "watered down, politically correct version" to the Supreme Court.

Trump's suggestion that changes to the ban -- which, among other things, temporarily restricts travel to the US from several Muslim-majority countries -- were due to political correctness could hamper his administration's legal argument that the executive order did not target Muslims. As a candidate, Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslim immigration to the United States.

Trump tweeted Monday morning:

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Gore disappointed following Trump's decision on Paris climate deal
-- Former Vice President Al Gore called President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the 2016 Paris accord "indefensible."

In an interview on CNN, Gore said Trump's decision was a threat to humanity and bad for the U.S. position in global politics. He said, "I think it was reckless. I think it was indefensible. It undermines America's standing in the world. It threatens the ability of humanity to solve the climate crisis in time."

"We're now seeing governors and mayors and businesses and civic leaders really beginning to move regardless of what the White House says. ... The American people are going to provide leadership, even if President Trump will not."

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Trump's tweets transformed into official statements thanks to bot
-- The president's frequent tweets are now being turned into official White House statements thanks to a bot program.

The program created by technologist/coder/activits Russel Neiss takes new Trump tweets and shapes them into White House releases, according to a Huffington Post report.

For example, Trump tweeted the following early Monday morning:

Minutes later, @RealPressSecBot tweeted:

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CNN contributed to this report