Donald Trump has said he is considering signing a “brand-new” executive order on immigration, following the court ruling blocking his travel ban on Thursday.
The US president said he was confident he would win the court battle over the hugely controversial executive order suspending the country’s refugee programme and barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, and which is currently blocked.
He said the White House was also considering “a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order”. Asked if he meant a new executive order, he said: “It very well could be. We need speed for reasons of security, so it very well could be.”
Speaking on board Air Force One on his way to Florida for the weekend, Trump said he could sign a fresh executive order as soon as Monday or Tuesday. Asked what revisions the new order would include, he said: “New security measures.”
He said a new order would probably change “very little” from the first, according to the Associated Press.