President Donald Trump defended firing Attorney General Sally Yates on Wednesday, saying she was “just doing her job.”
The president said Yates “made a mistake” by refusing to enforce a White House directive that prevented the Trump administration from banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
“I think she’s doing a really good job,” Trump said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
Trump has previously defended Yates for not enforcing the travel ban.
The former acting attorney general was fired in January after the Trump White House said she refused to defend the executive order.
The president defended Yates during the campaign, and on Tuesday, he took to Twitter to blast her for her handling of the travel order.
“Sally Yates is a hero, she is doing a great job as acting Attorney General, and the people of the United States have a right to know if her actions have been influenced by political considerations,” Trump wrote.
“She is not a political operative and has no connection to any groups who would stand in her way.”