Trump challenges US courts: “TRAVEL BAN!”

President Donald Trump seems to be trying to get support from his base in his battle with US law over his so far failed executive order that tries to ban travel from six Muslim countries, tweeting “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.,”.

The original ‘Travel Ban’ was rejected by US courts.

Trump has tried to leverage support for his bans off the London terrorist attacks.

Business Insider: TRUMP DOUBLES DOWN: I’m calling it what it is ‘a TRAVEL BAN’

President Donald Trump doubled down on a controversial executive order banning travel to the US from six majority-Muslim countries in a series of tweets Monday morning.

“People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!,” Trump tweeted.

“The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.,” the president continued, referring to a new version of the policy that has been referred to the Supreme Court.

“The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court – & seek much tougher version!,” Trump tweeted.

The Department of Justice’s petition asks the high court’s nine-justice panel to rule on the legality of Trump’s order. In a May ruling halting the order, the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals argued that the travel ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”

The Trump administration had vowed to take the case to the Supreme Court since the first of two versions of Trump’s executive order on travel was slapped down by the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in February.

Trump seems frustrated that US law hasn’t allowed him to do what he wants but the president is bound by US law, regardless of whether he tries to play the ‘politically correct’ card or not – what actually matters is what is legally correct.

“We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety,” Trump tweeted.

The courts uphold legal rights, something that Trump doesn’t seem to understand. Either his executive orders have to comply with current US laws or Trump has to change the laws so he can do what he wants, but he can’t change laws by executive order.

Tweets might keep some of his base rarked up but they are toothless in law.

4 Comments

  1. David

     /  June 6, 2017

    The same travel ban that Obama put in place with pretty much no comment from anyone, Trump will know its popular with 80% of people and he already has a work around announced last week which the US can use on anyone from any country. End result is now its more difficult to get to the US, potentially, for everyone and pretty much impossible from citizens of most of these countries.

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  June 6, 2017

    Against stupidity, the goods themselves struggle in vain.

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  June 6, 2017

    the GODS !!!

    • Gezza

       /  June 6, 2017

      Regrettably, Allah has no need to struggle – the stupid are only too happy to believe & comply with his & Muhammad’s commands. This a bad, bad, bad religion. Enlightenment & apostasy from it needs to encouraged as far widely & as often as possible. The endless harassment, punishment, & killing of innocents, “immoral sinners”, apostates & non-believers in Muslim countries & other countries where it is neither welcome nor assimilable is not making a dent in their numbers. Only fools, fanatics, the threatened, the indoctrinated, & the wilfully blind could believe & follow this repressive, supremacist ideology.