USA: Trump's executive order not a 'travel ban' says Spicer

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied that the US President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration that bars travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US, was a ‘travel ban’, at a press conference in Washington DC, Tuesday.

During the press conference, Spicer stressed that Trump’s executive order on immigration “is not a Muslim ban. It’s not a travel ban. It’s a vetting system to keep America safe.” When challenged by a journalist who argued that Trump himself has called it a ban, the White House press secretary went on to accuse the media in labelling it “a ban,” which he claimed to be inaccurate.

Commenting on Trump’s dismissal of the US Attorney-General, Sally Yates, on Monday, after she refused to enforce his executive order on immigration, Spicer argued that the US top law enforcement officer was “rightfully removed” for “defiantly” denying to execute the “lawful order.”

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