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A former U.S. ambassador to Russia warned on Saturday that President Trump’s “ill-considered” executive order temporarily banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries may have inspired “dangerous” people to come to the U.S.

Saturday afternoon Trump tweeted out a defense of his travel ban and condemned the federal judge who issued a temporary restraining order on it.

“What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?”, Trump tweeted.

“Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. A terrible decision,” he added.

In response to that second tweet, former Obama-appointed Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul shot back, saying that for eight years under President Barack Obama, “such people didn’t pour into our country.”

“But maybe your ill-considered ban has inspired them now,” he continued. “Need some regular order at WH.”

McFaul later added: “I fully support Trump’s goal of preventing terrorists from entering our country, as long as the means for doing so are constitutional.”

The Trump administration has defended the 90-day travel restrictions for citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen because these are “countries of concern” identified under the Obama administration.

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Elsewhere a former Justice Department spokesman, Matthew Miller, warned that Trump’s attacks against the judge that halted his travel ban might work against his administration when trying to overturn it in court. The Justice Department is seeking an emergency stay of U.S. District Judge James Robart’s order, according to the Trump administration.

Miller tweeted, “With every tweet, he is just making it harder and harder for DOJ attorneys to win in court. So keep it up, I guess.”

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