Trump Blames Delta, Protestors for Weekend Chaos at Nation’s Airports

By Paul Riegler on 30 January 2017
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DSC_0505NEW YORK—President Donald Trump sought to deflect any blame for the delays and disorder at airports across the country this weekend by blaming Delta Air Lines, protestors, and Senator Chuck Schumer, saying that the executive order he signed Friday banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries caused little disruption.

Taking to Twitter Monday morning, Mr. Trump said that “only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning,” adding that “big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage, protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer.”

Delta’s operational woes, which stemmed from a computer failure that took place at 6:30 p.m. EST, did result in massive delays and over 100 cancelled flights but protests against the president’s executive order at major airports across the country began to take place early Saturday.

Meanwhile, many Democrats and some Republicans as well as multiple foreign leaders of major U.S. allies decried the executive order over the weekend, saying it was poorly thought out. At least four federal courts issued stays delaying the implementation of some of the order’s provisions.

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