Feb 8, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump defends immigration order, calls courts "political"

While speaking to the National Sheriffs' Association on Wednesday, Trump defended his immigration order, saying it was "written beautifully."

Pres. Trump defends immigration order: "Couldn't have been written any more precisely...It was written beautifully" https://t.co/bUQ4bsdP3q pic.twitter.com/PhKRNXm30u — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 8, 2017

Trump continued: even if you were "a bad student in high school, you could understand this," adding that the courts are "interpreting things differently than probably 100% of the people in this room." He suggested that the court was politically motivated:

"I don't want to call a court biased, so I won't call it biased. Courts seem to be so political and it would be so great for our justice system if they could read a statement and do what's right."

Yesterday, Trump's nominee for Defense Secretary, John Kelly, said the rollout of the order should have been done differently. He said he should have waited to give Congress time to prepare.

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