PRESIDENT Trump is considering dramatically extending his controversial travel ban to SEVEN more Muslim-majority countries, it was reported on Friday. Sources confirmed the news as a document detailing the plan was passed around the White House, reports The Associated Press. The announcement will reportedly coincide with the third anniversary of Trump’s explosive January 2017 executive order. This is thought to be a way of appealing to Trump’s base as the president’s election campaign gets into full swing. Two insiders said seven more countries who will be affected by this were blacked out of the circulated document. But the majority of the additional nations added to the travel ban are thought to be predominantly Muslim.There were travel restrictions on five Muslim nations, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia initially. Trump’s contentious travel ban was then extended to North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. NEW TARGETS The expansion could include countries initially covered in the first iteration of Trump’s ban but these nations were later removed from the list. Iraq, Sudan and Chad were originally been affected by the order, which the Supreme Court upheld in a 5-4 vote.This came after the administration released a watered-down version to withstand increasing legal scrutiny. Trump… Read full this story
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