Reports: Trump To Delay Signing New Travel Ban Executive Order

US President Donald J. Trump speaks before Rex Tillerson (not pictured) was sworn-in as US Secretary of State in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 01 February 2017. Tillerson was confirmed by the Senate, 01 February, in a 56-to-43 vote to become the nation's 69th Secretary of State. Credit: Michael Reynolds / Pool via CNP - NO'WIRE'SERVICE - Photo by: Michael Reynolds/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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President Donald Trump has decided to delay signing a new executive order to replace the order to suspend the refugee program and bar travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, according to reports from CNN and Politico late Tuesday night.

The President was initially scheduled to sign the new executive action on Wednesday, but the administration decided to postpone the signing so that the order would come down during a new news cycle, according to the reports.

An unnamed senior administration official told CNN that Trump delayed the plans so the new order would have its own “moment.” Politico also reported that the delay was due to a busy news cycle and that the White House wanted the new order to get plenty of news coverage, citing an unnamed senior official.

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