Speed Reads


Trump blames computers, protesters for travel chaos caused by executive order

President Donald Trump on Monday blamed a Delta Airlines computer outage, protesters, and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for the chaos, panic, and disarray caused by his executive order restricting entry into the U.S. by people coming from seven predominantly Muslim nations, including legal U.S. residents.

The Department of Homeland Security reported Saturday that 375 travelers were impacted with 109 specifically denied entry at that time, while 173 others were denied boarding U.S.-bound planes. An estimated 325,000 people fly daily into the U.S. Trump appeared to be citing a Delta outage that began at 9:15 p.m. ET on Sunday and caused temporary delays. The Federal Aviation Administration said international flights were not affected by the automation issue.

In a third tweet, Trump added: "There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world!"