- Trump speaks to troops at an air force base in Florida
- Vows support for Nato; increased resources for military
- Trump makes no mention of travel ban or Putin praise
- Washington and Minnesota file court papers warning of „chaos“ if travel ban reinstated
- Justice Department must respond by 3pm Pacific Time (11pm UK)
- Commons Speaker, John Bercow, opposes Trump address to parliament
John Bercow, the speaker of the House, has said he is opposed to Donald Trump addressing both Houses of Parliament during his forthcoming state visit.
Mr Trump is entering his third week as president beset by a series of controversies, but delighting his supporters with a series of moves designed to shake up Washington – and the world.
His administration has until 3pm on Monday (11pm UK) to file its latest report in a court battle over his immigration ban, which begun on Friday evening.
The president is due to address troops shortly, having spent the weekend in Florida at his Mar-a-Lago estate, working with his aides on ways to halt the temporary block on his travel ban.
The ban, introduced a week ago, sought to prevent travel to the US from seven countries – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan.
Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota, in court filings made in the early hours of Monday, said: „Defendants now ask this Court to unleash chaos again by staying the district court order. The Court should decline.“
The actions by Washington and Minnesota sparked a Twitter rant by Mr Trump, who dismissed James Robart, the Washington judge, as a „so-called judge“ and called his decision „ridiculous.“
Mr Trump renewed his Twitter attacks against Judge Robart on Sunday.
„Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!“
He followed with another tweet saying he had instructed the Homeland Security Department to check people coming into the country but that „the courts are making the job very difficult!“
Mike Pence, the vice president, said on Sunday that „we don’t appoint judges to our district courts to conduct foreign policy or to make decisions about the national security.“
Mr Trump himself had offered an optimistic forecast the previous night, telling reporters during a weekend at his private club in Florida: „We’ll win. For the safety of the country, we’ll win.“