Donald Trump is almost wishing for a terror attack on America to vindicate travel ban, says political commentator

Travel ban: 'Donald Trump is almost wishing for an attack on America, to prove he is right', says political commentator

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Donald Trump is almost wishing for an attack on America, so he can prove his travel ban is necessary, says a leading political commentator and critic of the US President. 

On Tuesday (February 7) a case was heard in the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Mr Trump's travel ban. Three judges raised questions over the President's power to impose the ban, yet he shows no sign of retracting or rescinding the order.

Karin Robinson, a former UK vice-chair of Democrats Abroad, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the judges were "particularly unimpressed by the Trump administration's argument" as they didn't appear to "cite any particular security problem" as evidence for the ban.

She added: “It’s almost like [Mr Trump is] wishing for an attack so he can say 'look I was right'."

Robinson also commented on Melania Trump, who is suing the Daily Mail for defamation, saying the suit is counter-productive as it's simply giving the original claim more press and attention. 

Our interviewee pointed out that, during Mr Trump's campaign, he stated on several occasions he wanted to make it easier to sue for libel. So this "feels like a trend - it feels like an attempt to attack media judicially.'

Listen to the full interview above