President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE defended his immigration executive order early Monday, arguing he could not have announced the temporary ban in advance because "bad" people would've rushed into the United States.
“If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the ‘bad’ would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad ‘dudes’ out there!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the "bad" would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad "dudes" out there!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
Trump on Friday signed an executive order that imposed a 90-day ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States. The order also included a 120-day ban on admitting refugees and an indefinite halt on admitting refugees from war-ravaged Syria.
The ban caused confusion at airports over the weekend as border patrol officials sought to comply with the new order.
Protests erupted at airports throughout the country after multiple people were detained.