It’s round TWO for President Trump’s proposed travel ban. And, it was slammed AGAIN by a federal judge. Now, the President is pissed!
Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson temporarily halted the new travel ban proposed by Trump from Honolulu, Hawaii. The ban would effect travel to and from six different Middle Eastern countries. The President was livid.
Shortly after Watson made his ruling, Trump delivered the news to a huge crowd of supporters in Nashville, Tennessee. The entire crowed booed the judge’s decision.
Trump insists that the order Watson blocked was a “watered-down version of the first one.” In his opinion, it should not have been blocked.
The reality TV start turned POTUS says the decision is an “unprecedented judicial overreach.” He made a pledge to continue his judiciary battle for his vision of a travel ban.
“We’re going to fight this terrible ruling. We’re going to take this case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the Supreme Court,” he vowed.
“We’re going to win and we’re going to keep our citizens safe,” he promised. “The danger is clear. The law is clear. The need for my executive order is clear.”
The judge ruled that Trump’s revised executive order violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits the establishment of any religion by Congress.
The president’s revised temporary travel ban makes no mention of religion whatsoever.
“The illogic of the government’s contentions is palpable,” Watson nevertheless wrote. “The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed.”
As expected, Trump’s supporters had his back.
One suggested sending the refugees to Hawaii.
And another observed that Hawaii, ironically, is shipping all of its homeless to the continental United States.
Author and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino observed that Hawaii is within the Ninth U.S. Circuit, and is where Watson’s order would first be appealed to.