Trump says he could sign "brand new" Executive Order

It could be signed as early as Monday or Tuesday

Updated 15:25

US President Donald Trump has said he may sign a "brand new" executive order to revive his travel ban - a day after an appeals court ruled it should remain suspended.

In a tweet this afternoon, President Trump described America's legal system as " broken. 

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Mr Trump said his administration has "a lot of options" to achieve its aim of restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

One of those options might involve rewriting the controversial executive order, or replacing it with a new one, to sidestep the legal issues which have caused the travel ban to become held up in the courts.

Mr Trump said it is likely that "very little" would be changed in a second executive order, and hinted that it could be signed as early as Monday or Tuesday.

Accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, President Trump said "We need speed for reasons of security. So it could very well be that we do that."

Contradicting statements 

Green card holders or permanent residents from the seven affected countries may be excluded from the travel ban if the decree is revised, according to a congressional aide.

A White House official had initially suggested that the Trump administration was not planning to ask the Supreme Court to overturn Thursday's ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

But Reince Priebus, the White House's chief of staff, later contradicted this by saying a Supreme Court fight remains a possibility - adding "Every single court option is on the table.

"And, in addition to that, we're pursuing executive orders right now that we expect to be enacted soon that will further protect Americans from terrorism."

Meanwhile, a judge in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals - which was responsible for upholding the travel ban suspension - has requested a vote on whether to hear the case again in front of a larger panel of justices.