Donald Trump’s executive order did not face an easy last week when San Francisco appeals court denied an emergency motion to reinstate the immigration ban, which several judges, including ex-Attorney General Sally Yates, declared unconstitutional.
The emergency motion was filed by the U.S. Department of Justice after Federal Judge James Robart in Seattle issued a nationwide stay on the order, citing that it would cause the states “immediate and irreparable injury.”
That didn’t make for a happy Trump, as he unsurprisingly took to Twitter to vent his frustration:
The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!
– Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
Side-note: Can you imagine if a judge called Trump the “so-called president”? All hell would break loose. Well, needless to say, the opinion was not overturned as Trump promised and the government’s appeal was denied.
Meaning, travelers from the seven banned countries (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya) will be able to enter the country for now. Immigration attorneys have stressed the urgency of coming back into the country as soon as possible, as the hold is still temporary.
Trump, who has mastered the art of the Twitter-propaganda machine, tweeted earlier in response to the appeal denial:
Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!
– Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2017
In bizarre desperation to make his executive order justifiable, Trump is anticipating an attack on the United States that he can blame on the judicial system.
The commander in chief who is responsible for overseeing the nation has explicitly shifted all blame for any future threats to this country away from himself, de-legitimized the judicial system and eliminated the process of checks and balances to assume a totalitarian position. Not to mention that the courts’ sole responsibility is to uphold the Constitution, you know, the law of the land.
Though the emergency motion was denied, the fight still isn’t over. The courts will decide by Monday night, the earliest, whether to side with Judge Robart and Washington State against the ban. Either way, it seems like a long fight that will eventually make its way to the Supreme Court.