George Conway, husband of Kellyanne, calls Trump travel ban tweets 'sad'

Kellyanne Conway speaks during an interview outside the White House on May 10

Kellyanne Conway speaks during an interview outside the White House on May 10

Trump launched into a Twitter tirade against his own administration's travel restriction policy, which puts a temporary hold on visas from several countries known to support terror organizations, calling the second version of the policy, now under litigation, "watered down" and "politically correct".

"I am profoundly grateful to the President and to the Attorney General for selecting me to serve in the Department of Justice".

The background to this is that after the first version of Trump's "ban" was blocked in court, the administration withdrew it and submitted an altered version it hoped could better withstand legal scrutiny.

"Just to be clear, and in response to inquiries, I still VERY, VERY STRONGLY support POTUS, his Admin, policies, the executive order and of course, my wonderful wife".

Former Trump campaign aides have said that during the campaign they would regularly wake up in the morning in fear of what their boss, then a candidate for president, would have tweeted in the wee hours of the morning. Every sensible lawyer in (White House Counsel Office) and every political appointee at DOJ wd agree with me (as some have already told me).

"But the president's frustrations really reflect the frustrations and the fears of many Americans ... and the freedom loving people all over the world who don't want this to be the new normal". He has argued in front of the Supreme Court, and frequently appears in appeals courts.

In a series of Monday morning tweets, Trump says the Justice Department "should have stayed" with his first executive order aimed at temporarily halting entry to the US from a half-dozen Muslim majority countries.

Trump's tweets could cause him additional headaches in court, as the Justice Department has tried to distance itself from the original order in defending the new one.

The ban is now headed to the Supreme Court, where those suing are expected to file legal briefs next week.

President Donald Trump's Twitter habits came under even more scrutiny over the weekend as he posted visceral and misleading statements about the terrorist attack in London in its immediate aftermath.

At press time, Trump was still attacking London's mayor on Twitter.

Conway again stressed, however, that the president's tweets "seriously undermine" his own administration's agenda, a point that has also been made by other legal experts.

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