Trump: ‘My responsibility is to keep' Americans safe

President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE used a portion of his weekly address to defend his executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States, even as a federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary nationwide restraining order Friday stopping the order.

 “I will never forget that my responsibility is to keep you—the American people—safe and free,” Trump said in the address.

“The executive order establishes a process to develop new vetting and mechanisms to ensure those coming into America love and support our people. That they have good intentions,” he continued.

Trump used the address, which touched on several topics, to show that, “On every single front, we are working to deliver for American workers and American families.”

He pointed to January’s vigorous jobs growth as just the beginning for the U.S. economy, saying the progress is “going to be a whole new ball game.”

 “Job growth far surpassed expectations in January, and the labor force participation also grew, so you can be encouraged about the progress of our economy,” he said.

Friday’s jobs report was the first of Trump’s young administration and also noted the unemployment rate had reached 4.8 percent.

January’s findings showed that the labor market is maintaining its long expansion after former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Interior moves to delay Obama’s methane leak rule MORE’s departure at the end of January, which

was the 76th consecutive month of job growth.

Trump has repeatedly vowed to bring jobs back to the U.S. and accelerate the nation’s economic growth.

He also used his second weekly address to the nation to tout this week’s executive order thinning federal regulations as key factor in upcoming economic growth.

“This order requires that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must – and I mean must – be eliminated.  It’s out of control,” he said.

Trump used the top of his address to urge Congress to confirm Neil Gorsuch, whom he nominated on Tuesday to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.

The president additionally praised William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL killed while raiding an al Qaeda facility in Yemen a week ago.

“God has truly blessed this nation to have given us such a brave and selfless patriot as Ryan,” he said of the 36-year old.  “We will never forget him.”

Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to meet the body of the fallen Navy SEAL as it returned home this week.