Monday, January 30, 2017

Trump defiant, Obama weighs in as travel ban fury mounts

Trump defiant, Obama weighs in as travel ban fury mounts: A defiant President Donald Trump lashed out at protesters, lawmakers and even Delta Airlines Monday as he struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

After a weekend of chaos at airports, mass protests and diplomatic outcries, criticism of Trump's proposal even came from Barack Obama, who broke his silence for the first time since leaving office.

"President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country," Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said.

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