Donald Trump has said he is confident his administration's appeal will succeed ( Image credit: AFP )

Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts "if something happens".

Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America "very carefully".

The ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, was blocked by the federal judge in Seattle on Friday.

Saturday saw a federal appeals court reject the Trump administration's request to reinstate the ban.

This means that Mr Trump's directive will remain suspended and visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen will be allowed to enter the US until the full case has been heard.

The justice department and two US states challenging the ban, Washington and Minnesota, have been asked to...Read more...