February 4, 2017 / 1:51 PM / 6 months ago

Trump pushes back via Twitter on judge's temporary hold on refugee ban

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President Donald Trump looks on following a swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington, January 27, 2017.Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump vowed to overturn a Seattle judge's blocking of his executive order to keep refugees and travellers from seven countries out of the United States on Saturday.

"The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned," Trump said on Twitter.

Reporting by Julia Edwards Ainsley; Editng by Alexander Smith

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