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Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, about the Paris climate agreement. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sen. Ben Cardin said Trump 'doesn't believe in the other branches of government'


Sen Ben Cardin (D-MD) said in an interview on CNN on Monday that President Trump "doesn't believe in the other branches of government."

Cardin's words come in response to Trump's Monday morning tweets concerning his travel ban and the "slow and political" manner in which courts were addressing it. 

Here are Trump's tweets on the travel ban.

"The president doesn't believe in the other branches of government so he doesn't believe the courts should have the power to stop him doing from what he's doing," Cardin said. "But the courts have ruled and the courts said this abused the executive powers."

Cardin called for a "comprehensive" terrorism plan that doesn't focus only on those coming to the U.S. from foreign countries, but acknowledged that the U.S. could "do a more thorough job of vetting who comes to this country."

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