A senior GOP aide on Tuesday defended the president’s travel restrictions in an interview with the Washington Post, saying it’s up to the Democrats to do their job.
“The president should have been in the White House for a long time,” the aide said.
“That’s not the only thing.
The Democrats have a lot of work to do in their districts to get more Democrats to get behind this, and there is not a lot that they can do to stop it.”
But the aide added, “We’re going to continue to defend the president, and we’re going as far as we can go.
We will do what we can.”
The White House on Monday put out a statement saying the president has “no plans to change his travel restrictions.”
“While the president is in Japan, he’s meeting with Japanese leaders, and he’s making a very clear commitment to the safety of American workers,” the statement read.
“He’s meeting today with a host of business leaders to discuss how we can work together to help our companies and our communities thrive.
The president has also held a series of meetings with Japanese businesses, and is meeting with CEOs and investors from across the country.
The President’s commitment to ensuring a smooth transition is what is driving the administration’s action today.”
The Trump administration also defended its decision to allow travel to Japan, which has been a major source of controversy.
“We have made clear that we have no intention of changing our policies,” the White