US President Donald Trump said he will issue a new executive order to replace his controversial directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mainly-Muslim countries.
At an extraordinary White House news conference on Thursday, Trump said the new order would seek to address concerns raised by federal appeals court judges, who temporarily blocked his original travel ban.
“We had a bad court. I will not back down from defending our country. I got elected on defence of our country. I keep my campaign promises, and our citizens will be very happy when they see the result.
“We’re issuing a new executive action next week that will comprehensively protect our country.”
Trump gave no details about the replacement order.
“The new order is going to be very much tailored to what I consider to be a very bad decision,” Trump said.