US President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at “so political” courts, as his immigration travel ban faces a major legal test.
Mr Trump told a gathering of police chiefs in Washington DC that he had the right to enact his executive order.
His remarks came a day after an appeals court heard a challenge to the Republican president’s policy.
It temporarily suspended the US refugee programme and banned travel for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.
Addressing police chiefs on Wednesday morning, Mr Trump said: “I don’t ever want to call a court biased, so I won’t call it biased.
He added: “Courts seem to be so political and it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read a statement and do what’s right.
“And that has to do with the security of our country, which is so important.”