27 Jun 2018

Muslim travel ban approval a win for Trump

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 27 June 2018

Protesters have gathered outside the US Supreme Court after the court ruled in favour of Donald Trump's travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries. Lower courts had deemed the ban unconstitutional, but the US top court has reversed this decision in a 5-4 ruling announced earlier today. The ban prohibits most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entering the US. Fronting for media a short time ago President Trump said the ruling was a great victory. Our US correspondent Mary McCarthy tells Susie Ferguson: "You couldn't get a topic that's more divisive right now in America."