“We have a judiciary that has taken far too much power and become in many cases a supreme branch of government,” said Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to Trump on immigration issues, appearing on the CBS program Face the Nation.
“Our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.”
At the same time, Miller signaled that the White House is contemplating a new, narrower executive order to impose its travel ban on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries, after a federal appeals panel seemed to suggest that a revised ban could pass legal scrutiny. The original order is temporarily blocked in federal court.
Trump floated the possibility of a separate order on Friday, in a conversation with reporters aboard Air Force One. “We have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand-new order,” he said.
“The bottom line is is that we are pursuing every single possible action to keep our country safe from terrorism,” Miller said, appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press.