President Trump doubles down on travel ban in address to Congress

Trump speaks to Congress about his travel ban.
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President Trump called anything short of his travel ban on seven majority-Muslim countries "reckless" when addressing Congress on Tuesday evening. "It is not compassionate, but reckless, to allow uncontrolled entry from places where proper vetting cannot occur," Trump said to cheers from the Republican half of the room.

While Trump did not get into the specifics, he vowed that "we will shortly take new steps to keep us safe," an apparent reference to a new version of his travel ban, which the White House is expected to implement as soon as Wednesday.

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Jeva Lange was the executive editor at TheWeek.com. She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.