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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Why it matters: Trump was furious when he found out recently that Mary Trump, a trained psychologist, would be publishing a tell-all memoir. And Trump's younger brother, Robert, tried and failed to block the publication of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man."

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Anthony Fauci testifies in Washington, D.C., on June 30. Photo: Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images

Anthony Fauci said at an event with Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) on Tuesday "that it's a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death" from the coronavirus in the U.S., warning: "There’s so many other things that are dangerous and bad about the virus. Don’t get into false complacency."

The big picture: The mean age of Americans currently being infected by the virus has declined by 15 years compared to where it stood several months ago. This has been one contributing factor in the lower death rate the U.S. has experienced during the recent surge in cases, since "the younger you are, the better you do, and the less likely you're gonna get seriously ill and die," Fauci said.