Travel ban critics say Trump is hurting his case

President Donald Trump touted his so-called travel ban Saturday in the wake of what authorities are calling

Critics of President Donald Trump's stalled travel ban say he may have undercut the government's defense of the measure when he bashed the Justice Department for asking the Supreme Court to review a "watered-down" version of the ban.

Trump's power "cannot go unchecked when, as here, the president wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation", Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory wrote in the majority opinion May 25.

On Monday, CNN's Jake Tapper mocked Sebastian Gorka and Kellyanne Conway's talking point about the media's supposed "obsession" about President Donald Trump's posts on Twitter.

"I am profoundly grateful to the President and to the Attorney General for selecting me to serve in the Department of Justice".

Like previous Twitter outbursts, Trump's vociferous postings over the weekend seemed to undermine statements he and his administration have made in the past.

NY lawyer George T. Conway III says Trump's Monday tweets taking aim at the Justice Department "may make some ppl feel better", but won't help win a majority in the Supreme Court.

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"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.", Trump posted on Twitter Monday morning.

"I'm not going to allow, a day and a half after terrorists did it again, whether they're ISIS-inspired or ISIS-directed, they're savage murderers, it's an evil slaughter as the president said last night", the counselor to the president said.

Conway's interview came the same morning Trump tweeted about his controversial executive order on immigration, calling it a "travel ban".

Trump's tweets could cause him additional headaches in court, as the Justice Department has tried to distance itself from the original order in defending the new one. "The courts are slow and political!" We will do whatever it takes to help them moving forward.

De Blasio press secretary Eric Phillips took off the gloves in response to Conway, tweeting an emoji of a weightlifter sandwiched between two Russian flags.

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