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Kellyanne Conway (left) and Sean Spicer (AP Photos)
Kellyanne Conway (left) and Sean Spicer (AP Photos)

Two Trump officials said 'inconvenience' of detained travelers is worth it


After a day of widespread protests at U.S. airports, two of President Trump's top officials said the "inconvenience" detained travelers suffered was worth it.

Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway said on "Fox News Sunday" the order affected "1 percent" of those flying into U.S. airports and that she suffered similarly after the Sept. 11 attacks.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer similarly called the process a "bit of an inconvenience" during ABC's "This Week."

Conway called the fallout from the ban a "small price to pay."

I was stopped many times after 9-11...this is what we do to keep the nation safe.
Kellyanne Conway, 'Fox News Sunday'

Conway compared the plight of those detained after traveling out of the U.S. to being "stopped" in airports after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Spicer said the immigration order was necessary. You can read the full transcript here.

Trump's temporary ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries caused many people to be detained, some for hours. Multiple courts ruled against the ban, granting emergency stays and in some cases disregarding much of the executive order entirely.

Trump said the ban was "going very smoothly" despite hours of protests.

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