President Trump Says Travel Ban Is ‘Going Well With Very Few Problems’

“This was a big part of my campaign,” Donald Trump tweets about the executive order

President Trump, facing nationwide protests over an executive order banning visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries, took to Twitter on Monday morning to defend the decision.

Trump’s executive order, signed Friday, ended refugee entry into the United States for 120 days, and barred all citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S. for the next three months.

The order set off confusion and chaos at airports worldwide as officials seemed unclear how to implement it. White House senior advisor Reince Preibus said those holding so-called green cards as permanent U.S. residents should not be subject to the order.

Meanwhile thousands gathered at airports around the country on Saturday to protest the detention of scores of travelers from the seven countries, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.

Lawsuits were filed on behalf of many of the travelers detained by customs and border patrol agents, and some were released after many hours of questioning. Despite all the controversy and negative media coverage, it appears Trump is going to continue to double down on the decision via social media.