Trump meets with budget advisers at White House: 'No more wasted money'

During a town hall hosted by Fox News Tuesday night, White House adviser Stephen Miller confirmed that President Donal Trump's new executive order - which will replace the immigration ban on seven majority-Muslim countries - will effectively have the same policy outcome.

"Vladimir Putin's aggressive actions in Ukraine and the repeated cyberattacks that Russian Federation has carried out against USA government entities and individuals constitute a real threat to the democratic ideals that have always been held by the United States and our allies", Dent, a frequent Trump critic, said in a statement.

President Donald Trump is preparing to seize on a second chance to make a first impression with the release this week of a new executive order temporarily halting travel from citizens of seven nations he says pose a high risk of terrorism.

The Trump Administration today said that its top priority right now is addressing the challenge of illegal immigration and reforms in the legal immigration, including H-1B visas, would come later.

Trump's initial attempt to install a travel ban - one of his fundamental campaign promises - was a disaster, halting the administration's fast start in its tracks.

The president said his budget will take care of military, which he called "depleted", and address healthcare.

Trump's decision to issue a new executive order plunges court proceedings over his actions into further uncertainty.

"The rulings from those courts were flawed, erroneous and false", he said.

It also halted refugee resettlement for 120 days and banned Syrian refugees indefinitely.

But Trump said the rollout had been "very smooth".

Keeping allies in the loop is important because the refashioned executive order is likely to be viewed elsewhere in Washington as an omen for whether the administration is able to pull off the technical, legislative and political lifts needed to implement the promises for fundamental changes in America that Trump vowed as a candidate. "That's what the executive order said", Spicer said.

"As a successful businessman himself, the president knows that if we're going to get the country back to work, we need to hear directly from job creators what is holding them back and where appropriate take steps to remove the barriers", White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Wednesday.

According to CNN, this time around, the executive order will not affect green card holders, an issue that caused mass confusion during the first order.

  • Larry Hoffman