Obama 'Fundamentally Disagrees' with Trump's Immigration Order

تم نشره في Tue 31 January / Jan 2017. 01:00 AM
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WASHINGTON — Former US President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's executive order curbing immigration in a statement, backing protesters who have taken to the nation's airports to express their displeasure with Trump's action on Friday.

"The President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion," said Kevin Lewis, spokesman for the former president, in a statement.

Lewis added Obama feels the individuals protesting are "exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake." It is also the former president's first statement since leaving the White House.