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Shortly after signing documents in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump said his crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries “is not a Muslim ban.” (Jan. 28)
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President Trump and aides spent Sunday defending their ban on refugees from seven Middle East countries as a counter-terrorism measure, all in the face of lawsuits, congressional criticism, and mass protests across the United States.

“Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW,” Trump tweeted. “Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess.”

Later in the day, Trump issued a written statement disputing the idea that he has issued a Muslim ban: “This is not about religion — this is about terror and keeping our country safe.”

Judges across the country issued rulings blocking parts of Trump’s travel…