Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Governor of California, who is an immigrant himself claimed President Trump was too “hasty” by imposing a ban on immigration travelling to America from seven majority-Muslim countries.
The President has come under widespread international criticism for signing an executive order barring immigration from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan.
For the next 90 days travellers with ties to those countries, such as dual-nationality, will be rejected by immigration staff. The order also suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.
Discussing President Trump’s controversial decision, the Terminator star told Extra TV: “I think the real problem is that it was vetted badly.
Arnold Schwarzenegger joined high-profile celebrities criticising President Trump's immigration ban
It’s crazy and makes us look stupid when the White House is ill-prepared
“If they would run this by the Justice Department and Homeland Security and had the lawyers really study and focus on it and give it some time to do it the right way.
“I know what he’s trying to accomplish – his fear about people coming from other places causing harm to the country.
“There is another way of doing about it to do it the right way and accomplish all of the goals. I think they were hasty with it.”
After huge international uproar, President Trump attempted to shift that blame for the chaos onto airlines, the media and Democrats.
He tweeted: “Only 109 people out of the 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage, protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer.”
Despite the explanation, Schwarzenegger refused to hold back and once again went on the attack, labelling the Republican’s decision “crazy”.
He said: “To go and ban people who have a green card, that means the United States of America has given you permission to work here permanently and you are on the way to permanent citizenship – I was in that position – it’s crazy.
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“It’s crazy and makes us look stupid when the White House is ill-prepared to put this kind of executive order out there.”
The UK Reacts To Trump's 'Muslim' Travel Ban
Mon, January 30, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the USA from seven 'muslim' countries. This led to protests across America and, now, the UK.
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A woman dress as the Statue of Liberty during a protest in Glasgow against US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on refugees and people from seven mainly-Muslim countries
Former President Barack Obama has recently joined the long list of high-profile figures to speak out against President Trump.
Mr Obama praised the demonstrators across the globe, who took to the streets to protest the executive order.
A statement read: “President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country.
“In his final speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizens and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy – not just during an election but every day.”