>> Back to back setbacks for US President Donald Trump's second attempt to restricts travel to the US. Early on Thursday, a federal judge in Maryland issuing a nationwide temporary injunction against an executive order banning visitors to the US from six Middle Eastern and North African countries. The ruling following fast on the heels of a similar one out of Hawaii Wednesday, where a judge said the ban, scheduled to go into affect a minute after midnight, was intended to ban Muslims.
And violated religious freedom as protected by the US Constitution. On hearing the Hawaii judge's ruling, Trump vowed to appeal.>> We're gonna fight this terrible ruling. We're going to take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the Supreme Court.>> On the campaign trail Trump had proposed a blanket ban on all Muslims entering the US.
>> Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.>> The administration argues the President has broad authority to restrict travel into the country and that the order is a matter of national security. The next stop in this fight, likely, the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals.
That's the same court that upheld a previous restraining order against Trump's first attempt at a travel ban. That order touching off outrage in American airports and legal challenges to the executive action. The administration regrouped, then issued this modified version of the first ban, blocking travel from six majority Muslim countries, instead of seven.
And the new version eliminates some of the religious exemptions from the first order. Addressing a rally in Nashville Wednesday night, here's how Trump described his executive action.>> The order he blocked was a watered down version of the first order.>> It may come down to the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of Trump's executive order.