Trump made clear ‘he was not talking about Muslims all over the world’ and vowed to fight the latest ‘flawed’ ruling all the way to Supreme Court. Did Donald Trump’s contested travel ban deliberately single out Muslims? The U.S. administration fiercely denied it during an appeals court hearing Monday — despite the president’s campaign call for a blanket Muslim ban. The hearing came as Trump seeks to bounce back from a series of stinging judicial defeats over his controversial effort to bar travelers from half a dozen mainly Muslim countries. The question of intention is key since the U.S. Constitution forbids religious discrimination. Trump’s detractors say it is beyond doubt that Muslims were the ban’s intended target, but the administration says it is motivated strictly by national security concerns, an area where U.S. presidents have wide powers. Trump “never intended for that to discriminate on the basis of any particular religion,” Jeffrey Wall, the U.S. acting solicitor general, told judges of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond during an intensely argued afternoon hearing. “He made clear he was not talking about Muslims all over the world,” said Wall. “That’s why it’s not a Muslim ban.” But a… Read full this story
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