Spotlight: Legal battle over Trump's travel ban continues
People against a Jan. 27 executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump barring entry into theUnited Statesby citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and media staff gather outside the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the United States, Feb. 7, 2017. A U.S. federal appeals court heard oral arguments Tuesday about one of President Donald Trump's executive orders but withheld an immediate decision on the travel ban imposed on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. (Xinhua/Xu Yong)
BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- "SEE YOU IN COURT," U.S. President Donald Trump responded on Twitter after a federal appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate his controversial travel ban.
Refusing to see it as a major setback for the White House, Trump vowed to win the battle in the end, further cracking up an already divided nation.
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In response to the court's unanimous vote of "3-0," Trump said it was a "political decision." The president later told reporters that his administration would win the case "very easily."
The new ruling to block Trump's order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries was seen as a victory by Trump's challengers.
The governor of Washington state, which sued over the travel ban along with Minnesota, applauded the court's decision.
Responding to Trump's tweet of "SEE YOU IN COURT," Governor Jay Inslee, a Democrat, said, "Mr. President, we just saw you in court, and we beat you."
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra also pledged to fight on until the executive order was permanently dismantled.