Trump reveals that new executive order to 'protect' United States coming next week

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President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference on February 16, 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC.

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would issue a new executive order next week "which will comprehensively protect our country."

Trump mentioned the order during wide-ranging remarks at a White House press conference. He offered no details about what the order will say.

Trump said it will be issued "sometime next week, toward the beginning or middle, at the latest."

Earlier in his remarks, the president criticized a federal appeals court's decision to block his late January travel ban. Among other restrictions, it temporarily banned travelers from seven largely Muslim countries.


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