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White House press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily White House briefing, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump's officials keep insisting the travel ban isn't a ban. Trump himself said otherwise.


WATCH | White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the press. 

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted that President Trump's controversial travel ban was not a ban at all.

However, Trump called the executive order a ban in a tweet, as a reporter brought up.

Spicer said Trump was using language "derived from the media."

Here's the exchange that led to the confusion.

And here's the Trump tweet in question.

Spicer himself also called the order a ban in his previous press briefing.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly also said the order was not a ban.

He also said the media was part of the reason for the ban's messy rollout.

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