Trump, who as president oversees the department, said in another tweet.
Interestingly, previous to this morning's labelling of the document officially a Travel Ban, the Trump administration had been going to great pains to avoid using that title. By insisting on calling the policy a "travel ban"-notwithstanding his attorney's insistence to the courts that this is not what the policy about-the President undermines the Solicitor General's arguments about the nature of the policy".
He added: "We don't need the help but will take it!"
Another case related to the second executive order is pending in a Hawaii appeals court, which resulted from the decision of a lower court to block Trump's order.
A ban on entry to American soil based on religion, as a ban on the countries involved would be de facto Muslim, would be unconstitutional on the grounds of religious discrimination.
Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller wrote the most recent brief from the states.
Trump's tweets could cause him additional headaches in court, as the Justice Department has tried to distance itself from the original order in defending the new one. The Brennan Center for Justice, a liberal legal think tank, sounded this alarm Monday, warning that Trump's "troubling pattern of attacking judges and the courts for rulings he disagrees with. threatens our entire system of government". "The Executive Order therefore is emphatically not a 'Muslim ban'". "The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.", Trump wrote. In their filings last week in the Supreme Court, Justice Department lawyers said even so, both versions are "aimed at the same national security objectives - facilitating a few of existing screening and vetting procedures". But Trump on Monday shelved that argument.
Pointing to the terrorist attack in London over the weekend, Trump said on Twitter on June 5 that "we need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!"
"Oh, Kellyanne, we also talk about his irresponsibility leaving #ParisAccord, the FBI investigation, his despicable heath care plan & golf", one person tweeted.
The inconsistency put White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders in a delicate spot Monday afternoon as questions streamed in about why Trump was contradicting his aides. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong.
"That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain risky countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!", Trump's tweet read. The revised version also seeks a 120-day ban on Syrian refugees rather than the indefinite ban of the previous version, and it explicitly exempts permanent residents who hold "green cards".
The results come just days after a second terror attack in Britain in the past two weeks that left seven people dead, 48 others injured.
Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union have responded to the tweetstorm by saying, in effect, "Thanks for making our point, Donald".