A weekend sh*t storm for Donald Trump to deal with
After signing an executive order banning refugees from Muslim countries, Trump has faced the wrath of many world leaders. He has also been blocked by a US court from deporting people who have been detained at airports since his order was signed, many of which have visa clearance.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed and won a case after Trump’s executive order, and estimate that between 100-200 people are being held in American airports.
World leaders have also been vocal against the order.
Germany’s Merkel says;
“It is not justified to put people from a specific background or faith under general suspicion”
UK’s Theresa May, just back from a successful first meeting with Trump says she does not agree with the ban. Meanwhile a UK petition to stop Trump’s visit to the UK has been launched.
Canada’s Trudeau had a sly dig at Trump’s new policy in a tweet.
One of the countries subject to Trump’s ban, Iran, has already said it will ban Americans in response to the order, until the US measure was lifted. The Iranian foreign ministry said the ban was;
“Illegal, illogical and contrary to international rules”
At airports around the world, airline staff have been turning away certain passengers booked on flights to the US, saying that it is unlikely they would be let in if they arrived on US soil.
The storm is blowing wild within the US too as protesters besiege airports where people are being detained. Washington Governor, Jay Inslee issued a scathing blast at a press conference from Seattle-Tacoma International airport.
So far, Trump’s response to to the uproar has been;
“It’s working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over.”
Trump’s first week in charge has been astonishing, to say the least and this subject is one that will stay top of the pile over the days ahead.