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Donald Trump has taken to Twitter (surprise surprise) to renew his vehemence for a border wall. 

Citing the Eqyptian mosque attack, which killed over 200 people in the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, Trump used the attack to promote the construction of a border wall between the US and Mexico, and to promote the travel ban.

Trump said he would speak with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi later that day.

'Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life;' he said. 

'We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will.'

'Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt.'

The attack was one of the deadliest in Egyptian history. So far, no signal organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Trump has previously used similar attacks to promote his proposals.

After the attack in London's Parsons Green, the POTUS said:

'The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific – but stupidly, that would not be politically correct.'



According to breaking reports, the US Supreme Court is allowing for the partial enforcement of the Trump administration's 90-day ban on travellers from six Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees.

It has been established, however, that the court sought to protect one category of foreigners who they deem to hold "a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."

Commenting on the controversial decision, the Supreme Court said: "In practical terms, this means that [the executive order] may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."

"All other foreign nationals are subject to the provisions of [the executive order]," they confirmed.

Last week, President Trump said that the ban, which effects citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, would go into effect a mere 72 hours after being cleared by the courts.

When first introduced on January 27, the ban sparked mass outrage and considerable protest at various airports in the United States.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the ban in October.


President Donald Trump has today signed a revised version of his controversial travel ban.

The revised ban will halt entry to the United States to individuals from six Muslim-majority countries who are currently seeking new visas.

According to a fact sheet obtained by The Associated Press, the revised order imposes a 90-day ban on people from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, but does not apply to those who already have valid visas.

It is understood that the revised order, which was signed by President Trump today, excludes Iraq after advisors highlighted Iraq’s role in combating terror group ISIS.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Attorney General Jeff Sessions formally unveiled the new edict today.

In keeping with his decisions to sign most executive orders in private, President Trump signed the measure without news organisations present today.

The order will take effect on March 16.




Following the implementation of President Trump's hugely controversial travel ban last month, Brian Chesky resolved to use his position as CEO of Airbnb to assist those who have been displaced by the executive order.

And it sounds like it is paying off.

According to emerging reports this week, more than 100 people who were affected by the ban have, so far, found free housing around the world with the help of the global organisation.

In addition to this, more than 5,000 people have offered to to provide accommodation to displaced people free of charge.

The figures, which were released this week, are representative of the company's aim to assist those in crisis, with recent reports illustrating the extent to which the organisation has assisted the vulnerable in society.

"Airbnb says it has provided ‘over 3,000 nights’ of free housing to relief workers and donated $1 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees," BuzzFeed reported last month.

"The company also invites hosts to ‘offer warm meals/ to refugee families, an initiative it plans to expand in 2017."

Since 2013, Airbnb have provided those in crisis with accommodation while hosts have the option of volunteering their homes.