Trump responds to immigration ban; blames 'tears of Senator Schumer' for airport logjam

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President Donald Trump responded to the growing outcry over his executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations -- Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen - to the US for 90 days.

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President Trump tweeted Monday morning that out of 325,000 people flowing into the country, only 109 were held for questioning.

He said big problems at jammed airports were caused by a Delta computer outage.

The President also blamed protesters and “the tears of Senator Schumer,” referencing the moment when New York Democrat Chuck Schumer teared up while denouncing Trump's ban at a news conference.

"This executive order was mean spirited and un-American. It was implemented in a way that created and confusion across the country and it will only serve to embolden and inspire those around the globe who will do us harm,” said Schumer.

Finally, the president tweeted "There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world!"