President Trump fired off a series of tweets in response to a federal judge’s order on Friday blocking Trump’s ban on refugees. He then promised swift action on reversing the order.
And now there’s a full-blown war between the courts and the White House.
Here’s more from Newsmax:
In a series of angry early-morning tweets, President Donald Trump on Saturday slammed a judge’s decision to put on hold his week-old executive order preventing refugees and travelers from seven Middle East countries from coming into the United States.
Trump insisted that the “ridiculous” decision of the “so-called judge” in the case will be overturned.
On Friday, federal judge James Robart in Seattle put a nationwide block on Trump’s order for the temporary ban. The White House responded that it believes Trump’s order to be “lawful and appropriate” and that the Department of Justice will file an emergency appeal in the matter.
Hours after Robart’s ruling, however, airlines were being told by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials that they could allow travelers from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya, and Yemen to board travelers affected by the ban.
Robart was appointed to the bench in the Western District of Washington by President George W. Bush in December 2003, taking the judge’s seat the following year. On Friday, he made his ruling apply nationwide; other judges issued orders concerning only specific travelers, not a blanket ruling concerning all.