2. He pushes travel bans against some Muslim countries
Reuters reports that the third version of Trump’s travel ban will go into effect. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially blocked a judge’s ruling that stopped the ban. It applies to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad who do not have prior connections to the U.S.
Trump issued his first travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries in January, a week after taking office. He later issued a revised version after courts blocked the first one. The second one expired in September, after a prolonged court battle. The president subsequently replaced it with another.
Trump calls the travel ban “needed” to protect the United States from terrorism by Muslim militants. As a candidate, he initially promised “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”