US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens”.

President Trump also said he has told border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”.

A federal appeals court on Saturday rejected the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the ban. The ban, affecting people from seven Muslim countries, was blocked by a Seattle federal judge.

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The White House and two US states challenging the ban have been given a deadline of Monday to present more arguments.

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said: “I have instructed Homeland Security to check people coming into our country VERY CAREFULLY. The courts are making the job very difficult!”
“Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!”
The president earlier called Judge Robart’s ruling “ridiculous”, describing him as a “so-called judge”.

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