President Trump Faces Political Fallout for Immigration Ban

Members of his own party as well as foreign leaders have denounced Trump's decision and criticized his recent anti-refugee and anti-immigrant executive orders.
3:09 | 01/30/17

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President trump facing political fallout on both sides of the aisle for his crackdown. Members of his own party criticizing that decision. Our chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz joins us now with the latest on all of that. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. The reaction here at home and around the world was swift, strong and at times emotional. Overnight, the white house digging in its heels after a weekend of criticism following president trump's executive order. It's big stuff. Reporter: Banning entry into the U.S. From seven majority Muslim countries, Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey graham writing in a joint statement, it is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that president trump's executive order was not properly vetted. Ultimately we fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism. President trump firing back on Twitter. John McCain and Lindsey graham should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start world War III. Republican John Kasich, another former presidential candidate, also chiming in telling "The Washington post," the executive order was ham-handed and that trump was ill-served by his staff but those across the aisle offering a harbor opinion. This executive order was mean-spirited and un-american. And it will only serve to embolden and inspire those around the globe who will do us harm. Reporter: And across the ocean British prime minister Theresa may's office saying we do not agree with this kind of approach, and it is not one we will be taking. And in Germany, leader Angela Merkel reportedly reminding president trump in a weekend call that the international community is required to take in war refugees on humanitarian grounds. And later today, Democrat leaders including Nancy Pelosi and chuck Schumer will hold an event outside the supreme court calling on president trump to reverse, quote, his recent hateful anti-refugee and anti-immigrant executive orders, Amy. Martha, there are reports this morning that even the heads of homeland security and the defense department secretaries Kelly and Mattis did not have a heads-up about this order. Reporter: Sources told our homeland security reporter that senior level officials at dhs did not have meaningful warning of the details and defense secretary Mattis who would not have a role in implementing the executive order was there for the signing of the executive order, but we're told he knew few of the details but he will certainly have to deal with the fallout and this morning, Amy, the Iraqi parliament has approved reciprocity measures after trump's travel ban to apply for Americans entering Iraq. We appreciate that. Thank you.

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