Trump Takes to Twitter to Blast Courts for Rejecting Travel Ban 'At Such a Dangerous Time'

The U.S. president takes to Twitter a day after an appeals court handed him another legal setback

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, June 12, 2017.
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals one day after it handed him another legal setback by refusing to revive his U.S. travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations. 

"Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again - Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a dangerous time in the history of our country. S.C." Trump wrote on Twitter, apparently referencing the U.S. Supreme Court, which could act as soon as this week on his administration's request to reinstate the order. 

On Monday, the judges said that Trump violated U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that he failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests.

They didn't rule on whether the travel ban violated the Constitution's ban on the government officially favoring or disfavoring any religion.