"Everybody understands what the president was doing and why he was doing it and everybody that needed to be consulted was", Spicer said". Spicer also noted that this past weekend's issues should be short term, because in the future, there won't be complications from people being en route to the United States as the executive order was issued.
And when asked why individuals from countries that have posed serious terror threats in the past - such as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates - were not included, he suggested that "perhaps other countries should be added". "We don't have religious tests in this country". In Spicer's opinion, they could be terrorists.
The Department of Homeland Security, however, said Sunday said the court ruling would not affect the overall implementation of the White House order.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: And President Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway echoed Priebus on "Fox News Sunday" and said the ban is a small price to pay. We've got a couple of dozen more that remain. At the same time, the agency said that it will comply with judicial orders.
Signed on Friday, the Trump Administration's temporary travel ban for people from seven different Muslim countries, which also includes "extreme vetting" for other Muslims as well as a full (but also temporary) ban on refugees entering the United States in general, has fueled significant protests nationwide, while Trump struggles to defend the idea on national security grounds.
In its first 24 hours, the new travel policy proved a success, the officials said.
A spokesman for former president Barack Obama said that he "is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country".
The individuals held on Saturday can expect to be released "in due course" if they aren't unsafe, Conway said, adding that situations will be handed on a case-by-case basis.
Trump returned to Twitter to say that "Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers".
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said Christians should be a priority in a revamped refugee program. The order also bans Syrian refugees from entering the U.S.