While President Trump continues his mission for peace overseas, he is also fighting to maintain staples of his administration at home. On Thursday, a Richmond, Va.-based federal appeals court refused to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban on nationals from six majority-Muslim countries. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals was not shy about sharing its opinion after the 10-3 negative ruling, stating that Trump’s executive order “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.”
To make matters worse, the ruling upholds a lower court’s decision to halt core portions of the executive order indefinitely. The President’s new ban was announced in March, but was unable to launch due to federal courts blocking it just hours before going into effect. The ambitious plan of national security would have banned people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days, and all refugees for 120 days.
This has not been the first speed bump for President Trump since leaving for the Middle East, and despite the difficult news, our Commander-In-Chief will undoubtedly use this developing issue to fuel his peace talks overseas.