2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
" ... because you can be a lawyer, or you don't have to be a lawyer. Or if you are a good student in high school or a bad student in high school, you can understand this and it's really incredible to me that we have a court case that is going on so long. As you know in Boston we won it with a highly respected judge and a very strong opinion, but now we are in an area that let's just say, they are interpreting things differently than probably 100% of the people in this room. I'd like to almost know does anybody disagree when I read this. But, I am going to read what is in dispute, what's in question and you'll see this - IN8 212F 8USC 1182F - Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by the president."
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"He may, by proclamation and by such period as he shall deem necessary, so here it is people coming in ... suspend the entry of all aliens. Right? That is what it says. It is not like, again, a bad high school student would understand this. Anybody would understand this, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-imigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens ... so you can suspend the aliens, can suspend the aliens from coming in. Very strong. Or impose on the entry of aliens, any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. OK. So you can suspend, you can put restrictions, you can do whatever you want. And this is for the security of the country, which, again, you are the chiefs, the sheriffs, you understand this."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"I listened to lawyers on both sides last night and they were talking about things that had just nothing to do with it. I listened to a panel of judges and I'll comment on that, I will not comment on the statements made by, certainly by one judge. But I have to be honest, that if these judges wanted to, in my opinion, help the court in terms of respect for the court, they'd do what they should be doing. I mean it is so sad, they should be ... when you read something so simple, and so beautifully written, so perfectly written, other than the one statement of course having to do with he or she. But, when you read something so perfectly written and so clear to anybody and then you have lawyers and I watched last night in amazement and I heard things that I could not believe. Things that really had nothing with what I just read and I don't ever want to call a court biased, so I won't call it biased and we haven't had a decision yet. But, courts seem to be so political and it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read a statement and do what is right."
U.S. President Donald Trump is asserting that had the right to enact his travel ban.
He tells a group of police chiefs that his immigration order was "done for the security of our nation."
He says the order was written "beautifully" and was within his executive authority.
Trump says "a bad high school student would understand this."
A federal judge has put the ban on hold, and an appeals court is considering an appeal from the Trump administration. The order includes a temporary travel ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
While awaiting a decision, Trump says "courts seem to be so political."