Trump’s first televised interview since becoming president, he explained
why he doesn’t fear they type of anger or backlash that has resulted
from his executive order to restrict immigration from seven
concerned” that his executive action, which he went on to issue two
days later, would “cause more anger among Muslims around the world?”
“Anger? There’s plenty of right now. How can you have more?” Trump said.
Muir asked whether Trump thought it could “exacerbate the problem.”
“David, David — I mean, I know you’re a sophisticated guy,” Trump said.
world is a mess. The world is as angry as it gets. What, you think this
is going to cause a little more anger? The world is an angry place.”
as the order was put into practice, the detention of two Iraqi refugees
who had been granted asylum in the US on Saturday sparked a wave of
protests around the country and world.
Lawyers representing the
two Iraqi refugees swiftly filed legal challenges to Trump’s executive
order, and a federal judge in Brooklyn issued an emergency ruling
Saturday evening to prevent the continued deportation of travelers.
ruling, a temporary emergency stay, now allows those who landed in the
US and hold a valid visa to remain. Federal judges in Virginia,
Massachusetts, and Washington also made emergency rulings on various
aspects of the executive order.
Trump’s order bars people from
Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for entering the US
for 90 days. It has already strained relations between the US and Iraq,
which are currently in a joint operation to fight ISIS.