Transcript for Trump Holds Phone Conversations With Putin, Other World Leaders
a flurry of activity. President trump on the phone with world leaders including Russia's Vladimir Putin. It's that fallout from that controversial immigrant ban and all the questions that come with it that's taking center stage. ABC's David Wright has more on this part of the story. Reporter: Tonight, president trump insisted his new executive order is working out exactly the way he wanted it to. You see it at the airports, you see it all over, it's working out very nicely. Reporter: Trump brushing off the shock waves from the policies that he set in motion. From the Pentagon yesterday. This is the protection of the nation from foreign terrorists entry into the United States. We all know what that means. Reporter: The new order follows through on trump's controversial plan. -- Of muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. Reporter: Citing the need to protect against threats like 9/11, the new order suspends Visas for seven predominantly Muslim countries. They may not be able to return. But Saudi Arabia where 15 of the 9/11 hijackers were from aren't the list, neither is Egypt and Turkey. The new order also suspends the admission of all refugees for four months. Blocking most Syrian refugees indefinitely. Although trump told cbn news he would make an exception for Christians fleeing persecution. You know, if you were a Christian in Syria, it was impossible -- at least very, very tough to get into the United States. We are going to help them. Reporter: During the campaign many Republicans were quick to reject the idea of a religious test on immigration, but today, Ryan applauded the president, saying it's time to re-evaluate and strengthen the Visa vetting process. Democrats see it differently. Senate minority leader Schumer tweeted, there are tears running down the cheeks of the statue of liberty. Today, we sought khizr khan. Who spoke at the democratic national convention. You have sacrificed nothing! Tonight, outside the white house, he accused trump of appeasing the bigots. He's appeasing his bigots. Not realizing that by doing so he's writing a dark chapter in the history of the united States. David Wright joins us now from the white house. That much anticipated phone call between president trump and Vladimir Putin. It was an hour-long call. Called it positive. The Russians were a bit forthcoming said the topic of restoring economic and trade ties did come up. David, thank you. Much more on all of this tomorrow on "This week." Martha Raddatz goes one-on-one with white house press secretary Sean spicer.
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