Trump Blasts “So-Called Judge” Over “Ridiculous” Travel Ban Ruling
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Feb 4 2017
Following the latest dramatic twist in the ordeal surrounding Trump’s Immigration Executive Order, when on Friday night Seattle Federal Judge Robart (appointed by Bush 43 in 2003) blocked Trump’s travel ban from seven Muslim countries, the White House promptly responded by stating that it intends to file an emergency stay of this “outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate.” Earlier, on Friday night, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson disagreed when he greeted Robart’s ruling, saying:
It is not the loudest voice that prevails on the Constitution … we are a nation of laws, not even the president can violate the Constitution. It’s our president’s duty to honor this ruling and I’ll make sure he does.
And so, with Trump’s Executive Order now a constitutional matter and almost certainly headed to the Supreme Court, where the judicial opinion of Trump’s recent appointment Neil Gorsuch will soon be tested, on Saturday morning Trump wasted no time to attack with a Tweetstorm defending his decision, invoking other Middle-eastern nations who allegedly “agree with the ban,” using a word which Sean Spicer would have preferred he did not as he will be brutalized by the press corps for it on Monday.
As expected, Trump himself was immediately attacked on social media for his “so-called,” a hint he disagrees with the separation of powers as per article III, section 1 of the Constitution:
Judicial power of Pindostan shall be vested in the Courts.
Others have asked rhetorically what would happen if the situation was reversed:
Trump has lashed out at judges he disagreed with in the past as well: during last year’s presidential campaign, Trump slammed the “Mexican heritage” of Indiana-born Judge Gonzalo Curiel as a reason he should recuse himself from lawsuits regarding Trump University, a legal matter which he eventually ended up settling. So get ready for the dramatic showdown, as the fate of the executive order of the POTUS is set to play out in the SCOTUS.