DC Daily: President Trump's revised travel ban takes effect Thursday

Trump hurls insults at MSNBC hosts
DC Daily: President Trump's revised travel ban takes effect Thursday
Posted at 7:59 AM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 11:46:04-04

What's happening in the political world:

Trump attacks MSNBC show hosts in tweets
-- President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning and directed insults at the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show.

While the show was on the air, Trump tweeted about hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski:

In an apparent rebuttal, Brzezinski tweeted an image:

First Lady Melania Trump stood by her husband's critical tweets, and her communications director Stephanie Grisham told CNN in a statement: "As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder."

Melania Trump has previously said that as First Lady she wants to focus on the problem of cyberbullying.

Trump promises health care "surprise"
-- President Trump promised a "big surprise" on health care during a visit with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

As he met with members of the team at the White House, Trump said, "We're going to have a big surprise. We're going to have a great, great surprise."

The president did not elaborate further.

Trump's remarks come as Senate Republicans continue work to revise their bill after a first draft could not garner enough votes to pass. Earlier this week, Senate GOP leaders decided to delay a vote on the bill until after the July 4 recess.

Travel order takes effect
-- Days after the Supreme Court announced it would hear President Trump's travel ban case this fall, portions of the order are set to take effect Thursday evening.

This version of the president's travel ban goes into effect at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

The travel ban applies to those from Libya, Syria, Iran, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan. Citizens from those countries who do not have a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship" with a U.S. school or employer, or a relative in the U.S., will not be allowed to enter the country for 90 days.

Refugees from those six countries will be banned for 120 days.

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CNN contributed to this report