Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE on Saturday tweeted in support of numerous protests that sprang up Saturday over President Trump's executive order banning many refugees and others from predominantly Muslim nations.

"I stand with the people gathered across the country tonight defending our values & our Constitution. This is not who we are," Clinton tweeted.

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The tweet came amid backlash over Trump's order handed down Friday that bars Syrian refugees indefinitely and halts the resettlement of all refugees for four months as the administration reviews its vetting process.

The order also denies entry for 90 days for individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has denounced the executive action over the weekend, as the Trump administration defended the directive and Trump insisted during remarks in the Oval Office that it was not a "Muslim ban."

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