Trump officially declares travel restrictions as travel ban

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 7:  U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with county sheriffs during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees and triggered protests. (Photo by Andrew Harrer - Pool/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 7: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with county sheriffs during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees and triggered protests. (Photo by Andrew Harrer - Pool/Getty Images)

For months, the Trump administration has been doing nearly everything to say that the president’s travel policy was not an outright travel ban.

That stance appears to have been ended by the president himself after a few morning tweets.

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President Donald Trump, taking to Twitter, said that he is calling it a travel ban, despite what lawyers and courts are saying.

This isn’t the first time Trump has taken a difference stance than his spokespeople. In February, Trump called his executive order a travel ban while his administration was adamant that it wasn’t an outright ban.

Trump added that the Justice Department should not have stopped his original plan,  replacing it with a “watered down, political correct version they submitted to S.C. [Supreme Court].”

The ban temporarily restricts travel from a handful of Muslim-majority countries to the U.S., CNN reported.

On the campaign trail, Trump said he wanted a stop to all Muslim immigration to the U.S., CNN reported.

Trump tweeted from his personal account, not the official @POTUS  account.

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