White House says Trump 'respects' courts

Posted at 1:23 PM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 15:11:45-05

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is asserting that President Donald Trump "respects the judicial branch" despite his tough talk over the pushback against his immigration ban.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer asserted Tuesday that there is "no question" over the president's respect of the courts.

Earlier, the president told members of the National Sheriff's Association that the court fight over his refugee and immigration executive order could end up in the Supreme Court.

Trump said he's going to take his fight to uphold the directive "through the system."

Trump lashed out last weekend over a court order to block the ban, saying on Twitter, "The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!"