DC Daily: President Trump blasts travel ban decision

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Posted at 7:06 AM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 11:33:08-05

One day after a panel of judges denied President Trump's appeal to lift the suspension of his travel ban, the president continued to react to the decision on Twitter.

What's happening today:

President reacts to decision to keep travel ban suspended
-- This morning, President Trump continued to express his displeasure with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to uphold the suspension of his executive order on immigration.

Trump tweeted early Friday morning:

The morning tweet was a follow-up to this tweet, which he posted after the three-judge panel refused to reinstate his travel ban:

"It's a political decision, we're going to see them in court, and I look forward to doing that," Trump told reporters in the White House Thursday. "It's a decision that we'll win, in my opinion, very easily."

Trump's presidential rival Hillary Clinton celebrated the decision, tweeting simply "3-0."

Trump has already indicated that he would take the case all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary, a move that would set up a legal showdown of even higher stakes and visibility.

READ: Timeline: How President Trump's travel ban unraveled

Trump again slams New York Times for "fake news"
-- The president reacted on Twitter this morning to a specific line in a New York Times story posted on Thursday.

On Thursday evening, Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke by phone, according to the White House. In the call, the two leaders discussed "numerous topics," and Trump committed to honoring the "One China" policy at Xi's request.

New secretary of Dept. of Health and Human Services confirmed
-- Rep. Tom Price was confirmed as the next Department of Health and Human Services secretary. The 52 to 47 vote, which took place late Thursday night into early Friday morning, was along party lines.

Democrats opposed Price, a Republican from Georgia, because he is a key architect of undoing the Affordable Care Act and has advocated making major changes to Medicare.

References to Obamacare being removed
-- The Trump administration has started removing language praising the Affordable Care Act from federal websites. It has made several changes to the online pages of the Health & Human Services Department, which oversees the law.

President Trump had made dismantling Obamacare one of his top priorities and challenged Congress to repeal the law as soon as possible.

Final vote for Treasury Secretary nomination coming next week
-- Steve Mnuchin, President Trump's Treasury Secretary nominee, has advanced to a final, full Senate vote on Monday.

Mnuchin, whose resume includes time as a Goldman Sachs banker and a Hollywood film producer, has faced strong pushback from Democrats throughout his confirmation process. They've raised questions about his financial dealings and his time as CEO of OneWest Bank, which has been accused of lending discrimination and unfair foreclosure practices.

Conway apologizes to Trump for Ivanka clothing line comment
-- President Trump's top adviser, Kellyanne Conway, apologized to him Thursday after her comments about Ivanka Trump's clothing line during a TV interview, a senior administration official told CNN.

Trump expressed to her in that meeting that he backed her up "completely," the official said. The official also said that the president "hated" the word "counseled" -- as was used by press secretary Sean Spicer in the White House briefing Thursday in reference to the White House response to Conway's comments.