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We're sure that Delta officials can't be pleased that the issue of the airline's latest tech outage -- bad enough in itself -- has seeped into political discourse. The outage indeed contributed to flight delays yesterday, as did the protests. But Senator Schumer's tears? Nah.

President Donald Trump says that “big problems” were created at airports by a Delta Air Lines computer outage, “protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer.”

The president tweeted early Monday that only 109 out of 325,000 people “were detained and held for questioning” following his executive order to bar individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries.

A Delta systems outage Sunday night led to departure delays and cancellations of at least 150 Delta flights.

Protesters packed many of the country’s major airports over the weekend protesting the executive order.

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer tweeted Friday that “Tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty” over the ban.

Trump also tweeted on Monday, “there is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country.”

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Photo Credit: A Delta passenger sits on the floor while waiting in line at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after Delta Air Lines grounded all domestic flights due to automation issues, Sunday, January. 29, 2017, in Atlanta. Branden Camp / Associated Press